evergreen notes should be densely linked

2021-07-23

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The thing about making notes that are densely linked is it’s a forcing function on ensuring that we continue to revisit our old notes to draw new connections.

As Andy writes, “It creates pressure to think carefully about how ideas relate to each other.”

This is a benefit during the writing process.

At reading time, however, there are additional benefits of densely linked notes in that they offer better avenues for connecting ideas by leading to surprising discoveries of how ideas can be connected. This is particularly true if the notes are atomic and are associative, not hierarchical.

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.

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Evergreen notes should be densely linked


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