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  • When taking book notes on paper, I find it useful to start by drawing a vertical line down the middle of the page. On the left I write ideas and information based directly on the book, including but not limited to direct quotations. On the right I w…
  • Sounds like a job for flagging.
  • Hypothesis: drowning in swimming pools and electricity consumption (for air conditioning) are both driven by extended warm weather.
  • Screen size works for me. If I have to scroll, it's probably too long. In fact, most of my zettels are actually quite a bit shorter than that.
  • Pirsig's approach using note card categories might be of interest here too, particularly the UNASSIMILATED and PROGRAM categories. (Sorry for the wall of text at the link; the relevant section is about a third of the way down the page and starts, "I…
  • @sfast said: So, I make a new proposal: When we talk about Zettels we call them Zettels. But the specific Zettels are called "buffer notes", "structure notes" etc. Works for me; I don't think it's necessary to keep usin…
  • @kevin said: In a perfect world, I think I would have folder of text files synced across MacOS and iOS between Ulysses, iA Writer, The Archive, etc... BUT! iA Writer only syncs with iCloud, and Ulysses on iOS can only bring in exter…
  • @sfast said: I'd rather switch to slip than to Zettel. The problem with 'slip' is that it doesn't necessarily immediately evoke a slip of paper unless you actually use the full phrase 'slip of paper' — and that's not what a note in an ele…
  • @niekdew said: First and foremost: I am really curious about the feedback you might have. What do you think of the concept, the user experience and the current features? What would you like to see? Thanks in advance. Nothing personal, but…
  • @Will said: I'm unsure what you mean by "objects". Can you provide some clarity? Seems in your system keywords reference within Zettelkasten and tags reference outside Zettelkasten? Yes. I have a more-or-less consistent but open-en…
  • I see... Maybe something along the lines of "include notes even when not yet sure where they fit in" (or maybe even "where they'll settle"). I'd have to give it some more thought... @sfast said: That is also the reason why I refuse to use "…
  • I'm not quite sure what you mean by your distinction between "category relationship" and "taxonomical relationship". FWIW, I've been using #tags to mark zettels as files, mostly to relate them to other objects in my electronic systems external to th…
  • @sfast said: But you'll have to re-read it and process it a second time. If you don't finish anything everything there will be no texts that you can reject fast. That's where Tiago's progressive summarization comes in. Some texts I'll hav…
  • I stick closer to the original wording for things like legal documents, but this wasn't that. More broadly, though, my philosophy is that translating is "impossible" anyway — any word or phrase in one language will never mean "exactly" the same thin…
  • @sfast said: The problem I have with deciding in advanced what to process and what not is: You don't have any valuable information on how to decide. You just can decide in the context of a clear cut project. But then you create a ever growing num…
  • I may have misunderstood why you offered the quote then. I've been thinking about the Abklären and Prüfen and Entscheiden here mainly in terms of elaborating individual zettels. Is your understanding, then, that Luhmann was referring more to how the…
  • @sfast said: So, let me start from the backwards: Why do you translate " und eine Tempofrage" with "and keep moving"? It's not a literal translation (obviously)! I took the entire quote as a recommendation or advice to someone who …
  • @sfast said: No. Luhmann stressed that he never touches a text twice if he is not forced to. He and me share the same reason: It is just not worth the time. Do you have a different understanding of what you quoted, then? Or are you sayin…
  • @sfast said: Zettelkasten als Klärgrube - nicht nur abgeklärte Notizen hineintun. Aufschieben des Prüfens und Entscheiden - und eine Tempofrage (Zettel 9/8a2) Translation: Zettelkasten as septic sink -- don't on…
  • A couple of issues I'm still struggling with: * ¿Can/should I merge my Jottings and Clippings inboxes? If I stick with Evernote as my capture point, then I can. Evernote is ideal for Clippings, and I could use the Quick Note feature for Jot…
  • @sfast said: progressive summarization (If I would waste my time From my perspective it's a bigger waste of time to completely digest a source document if I may never use most of it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
  • @sfast said: There are only to types of notes left in my archive: structure notes and content notes. Well, those are two types of zettels. But surely there are also other types of notes. It's not only the zettelkasten process that I've be…
  • I've been thinking about this some more today and I think I want to change the category of "Project Logs" into "Project Notes", with logs as one type of note within that category. And DEVONthink is probably the place to keep them. For the "Jotted…
  • If you ever do decide to have the book translated, I'd be interested in the job. I've been translating professionally from German to English since 1993 and I've been participating in this forum for several years. As long as you're flexible on the ti…
  • Cool! Has anyone put together a quick comparison of iA Writer and The Archive?
  • I haven't used Dave's forms. I've been doing most of my book reading in electronic format using Tiago Forte's "progressive summarization" technique. (I like Tiago's emphasis on investing time progressively to fully digest only the information that a…
  • Kind of a shame how wikis haven't developed the way he envisioned. At times these forums have actually come pretty close.
  • @ctietze said: I'm looking for something high-level like "I want to edit note A and look at note B for reference" That would be the basic use case for me. More specifically, having two notes open at the same time would make it easier t…
  • +1 ! (Seems I can't post a comment that short, but I really only wanted to add my voice to this request — in fact, I'm pretty sure I've asked for it before.)
  • If we can handle Schadenfreude, Weltanschauung, and Fahrvergnügen, we'll manage Zettelkasten! :-D
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