How granular is too granular?
@ctietze has talked about the Principle of Atomicity. I agree it is necessary into order to allow for the maximum flexibility and specificity in recombination of zettels. But what is the optimal level of granularity?
Generally, when reading a text, a single paragraph represents a single idea. Thus, one could easily make a zettel for each sole idea expressed in that paragraph. That adds up to a lot of zettels very quickly.
On the other hand, you could try to condense some related ideas around a larger idea. This economizes your note-making but slightly reduces your ability to recombine specifically those 'sub-ideas' that are contained within the larger note.
How do you all judge the level of granularity of your notes?
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