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Linked Notes


Linked notes1 are a way to use Writing-as-a-user-interface-that-facilitates-thinking. The point is not writing notes per se, but accumulating knowledge, developing insight, and enhancing creativity. They are continuously-refined, living documents.

Principles that help:

The principles I use are mostly inherited from Zettelkasten. They help me achieve what I think should be the Requirements-for-a-linked-note-taking-system.

Technical implementation details of linked notes.

#TODO Linked-notes-are-a-curated-personalized-API-for-enhancing-thinking

  1. Zettelkasten, by Niklas Luhmann. Evergreen notes, by Andy Matuschak. Digital gardens. All describe somewhat similar note-taking systems of continuously refined and interlinked notes, adjusted to each person’s preference and needs. Therefore I call them simply “linked notes”. 

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