Andys article on Note taking
Andy Matuschak article on Evergreen Notes
Notes should be atomic
This means only capture one thing in a note
Notes should be densely linked
This way, it’s easier to form connections across topics and contexts. If your notes are too broad, you might not notice when you encounter some new idea about one of the notions contained within, and links to that note will be muddied. If your notes are too fragmented, you’ll also fragment your link network, which may make it harder to see certain connections. Evergreen notes should be densely linked
should be concept orented
This means that you shouldn't start a new note for every book you read. You should have notes on specific concepts and enter notes from different sources into those pages
This makes note taking a little harder but produces connections a lot easier.
should be densely linked
We should push ourselves to link our notes so we start thinking expansively.
You have to read old notes to link new notes to them so this is a chance to review those notes.
recording connections is a way of documenting how we came to a conclusion
Luhmann actually argues that…
In comparison with this structure, which offers possibilities of connection that can be actualized, the importance of what has actually been noted is secondary.