Very cool find! Instant Zettel material:
# 202102261003 Your first notes will suck in 20 years time
It may be inevitable that your first notes will not hold up to
scrutiny 10 or 20 years from now.
Cyberneticist Ross Ashby (1903--1972) left behind 25 volumes of journals that
include his studies. In volume 9, he commented on the poor quality of the
> My early notes, especially Volumes 2 and 3, are appalling even for their
> simple ignorance and inaccuracy. They are quite unfit for any human
Volumes 1--3 range from 1928--1939 (ages 25--36), while volume 9 ranges
from 1946--1947 (ages 43--44).
[#20210226books]: "Bookshelf of W. Ross Ashby's Journals", <http://www.rossashby.info/journal/volume/index.html>
[#20210226ashby]: Ross Ashby, Journals, Volume 9, page 1967, <http://www.rossashby.info/journal/page/1967.html>
Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/
@ctietze , now you have me curious what else is in your #quality tag... But yes, I made a note like this too. I'm of the opinion that cybernetics is a great topic for anyone using the Zettelkasten method, as a way to understand how knowledge ecosystems can form and flourish.
I have a #quality tag actually, most of what is there comes from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Rober Pirsig
I think Andy Matuschak adds support to the idea of such a zettel when he said, "just like writing itself, it's hard to write notes that are worth developing over time."
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