Greg Morris writing about notebooks:
You don’t need to start a second brain, or do some weird PKM stuff, you just need to have a place full of things that will help you out. Record things you find interesting, things you need to remember, things that might help you work later on, literally anything you might need later on. You don’t need to start a commonplace book or anything, you just require a notebook around, all the time.
I start to wonder if there is a more straightforward way to manage ideas other than keeping a full PKM or Zettelkasten.
Is that a quote? If so, from where?
Sorry, there is a bug with linked posts on the blog. I have to include the link in the body first to actually link to the original post.
Cool, thanks. That’s an interesting blog you link to.
But, next question. I wasn’t exactly sure what your point was. Were you saying that perhaps Zettelkasten etc are overkill, and that maybe it is enough, per the quote, to simply get a notebook and write stuff down? For my part (but for reasons I just cannot fathom,) things like Zettelkasten seem to present too much friction, so I _wish_ a simple “write stuff down” approach were sufficient! But those more involved systems seem to offer so much promise that I’ve never been able to completely dismiss them. Sigh.
I don’t really know yet. I keep a Zettelkasten but it requires too much maintenance compared to what I’m using from it for writing and such.
I’m actually tinkering with an idea called Incubator using the Everlog app. The idea is that I write down ideas, then I add follow-up thoughts as a comment in the same thread. At the end I should end up with something that is useful and maybe Zettelkasten-worthy.