cache is a hybrid publication tool for research groups in the humanities. It offers a place to publish research papers and data. Due to genetic engineering, acid rain, nuclear accidents, ozone depletion and computerization, in the years around 1980 science moved to center stage as a socio-political quandary. First and foremost, the new social movements cultivated critiques of science and technology, but soon enough the desire for an alternative science – or a “counter knowledge” – diffused into the broader realms of politics, economics and, in particular, establishment science. What was this “counter” science? Where did it succeed? Where did it fail? Why is it relevant again today?