Zettelkasten Structure: Luhman vs. Automated Numbering
I know that this has been discussed on the blog and the forums in the past, but I'm interested to see how people's thinking on this question has evolved.
For my notes, I create unique identifiers for each note based on a date string (e.g.
201802150955) . I also use tags. But as I've been reading more deeply into the Zettelkasten system, I realize that Luhman's numbering system was a way to create structure in his notes, i.e. creating lines of thought with branches and sub-branches. This is a built-in feature of Zkn3 but, honestly, I much prefer the plain-text approach pioneered on this blog and in The Archive app.
I'm curious if anyone uses the Luhman-type system for numbering notes or if everyone just uses date strings. If you're using date strings, how do you create structure? Through tags? Do you think there is some qualitative difference between a tag-based system and a one that develops through the linear creation of branches and sub-branches?
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