How do you treat pure fact that there's nothing to comment on?
So I am a young and starting zettler 😅 I have read Sonke Ahrens' book as well as the Kourosh Dini book on DEVONthink, and many posts here on Zettelkasten.de (shoutout to the team)! I have a question that might be elementary but I struggle to find an answer that makes sense from what I seem to understand of the method.
I have understood that you should never collect stuff for the sake of collecting it – you should, at the very least, try to rephrase or comment it in order to further your thinking (don't collect a quote, sum it up and write why it's important to you, for instance).
However, there are some pieces of information that seem "pure utilitarian fact" to me and that I can't see what to comment on. Such as:
- The location of an important file in an app in the case I want to reinstall it (DEVONthink's global inbox, I'm looking at you)
- How to build RSS feeds based on subreddits
- The email server settings of my web host
And so on. I can't see what I can comment on those. It's just information I want to have somewhere because I know I want to look for it exactly once and then store it in a trusted system so it might find it easily next time.
Is it "okay" to keep that kind of information in your Zettelkasten? Provided you link it correctly, of course, trace sources and all the rest? Or should it go somewhere else?
Thank you for your insights!
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