Ok zettelkasten fans. Unless someone can come up with an earlier source, the inventor of the zettelkasten method for excerpting and note taking is Konrad Gessner in 1548. (Again it’s not Niklas Luhmann!) Source: | Chris Aldrich
Category: Visible Thinking
Valorize motion, not sitting still. Source: Extending the Mind – Finite Eyes
This concept is called “embodied cognition”, and recognises that physical acts help us work out thoughts – something artists seem to have always instinctively known. Source: What is Thinkering?
Links are associative. This is a huge deal. Links are there not only as a quick way to get to source material. They aren’t a way to say, hey here’s the interesting thing of the day. They remind you of the questions you need to ask, of the connections that aren’t immediately evident. Source: The […]
Vannevar Bush’s influential essay about the memex Source: As We May Think – The Atlantic
More often than not, most of these digital tools (like their card-based predecessors) are geared toward private personal use rather than an open public model. Source: Differentiating online variations of the Commonplace Book: Digital Gardens, Wikis, Zettlekasten, Waste Books, Florilegia, and Second Brains