Werner Herzog and Zettelkasten
I was recently listening to a class on film-making by Werner Herzog. One of his ideas was this - capture good information in an efficient way; don’t gather a bunch of garbage film footage, with the hope that you will have at least some good or useable footage. Know what you are doing, be efficient (in the act itself) and record the right information. (This principle is also used in still photography).
I'm wondering if this concept is also applicable to writing a note in a Zettelkasten. I'm not sure if that is the case, but if it is, it suggests that we need to be somewhat selective in the notes that we include in a Zettelkasten. Is there a principle that says we should be selective and capture only “gems” of concepts and ideas as Zettels, or should we be non-selective and just capture everything? How much effort should we put initially into making the idea in the note well-formulated, and how much effort over time?
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