Making sense of someone else’s zettelkasten
Seems to me that a zettelkasten is more a personally meaningful cache of information. A portion of one's mind swapped out to the secondary storage, as it were. Consequently it seems to me that understanding someone else's zettelkasten and/or extending it would probably be a frustrating affair - not having access to the primary brain! What is people’s experience on this? Have you read or made successful use of someone else’s zettelkasten?
Or do people try to make it more completely self contained? Two reasons for thinking along these lines: 1) your zettelkasten can be a very rich source of information for others if they can actually grok it and 2) it can lead to building a zettelkasten collaboratively. I suppose in this form it would stop being a slip-box become more like a wiki (but in general I find most wikis rather frustrating, not all that richly linked and more haphazard in nature).
Just thinking aloud! Thanks for any comments!
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