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Zettelkasten vs (Personal) Wiki



  • You are very free to modify the document. :)

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  • I added another column for personal Wiki.

    I am a Zettler

  • edited December 2023

    @Nick said:
    The way I differentiate them is that a wiki is focused on providing authoritative knowledge on a subject (e.g. encyclopedia), while a zettelkasten is more focused on developing knowledge, therefore it contains more exploratory information such as open questions/ideas/thoughts.

    I think this is the real difference between wiki and zettelkasten
    In my system I tend to use both forms, needing to manage both type of contents

  • I can be stupid in my [private] Zettelkasten without anyone noticing.

    I too have a private space exactly for this purpose. On the other hand, writing and publishing in public spaces forces me to do some additional thinking/polishing work that I might not otherwise, and that often provides some spectacular results as well as useful feedback for improvement over time.

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    No piece of information is superior to any other. Power lies in having them all on file and then finding the connections. There are always connections; you have only to want to find them. —Umberto Eco

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