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Introduction to the Zettelkasten Method

Discuss the introduction by @sfast here!

https://zettelkasten.de/introduction

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  • . . . you learn to swim by aiming to be fast and gracious.

    Source: https://zettelkasten.de/introduction/

    "fast and graceful"?

  • @Nido said:

    . . . you learn to swim by aiming to be fast and gracious.

    Source: https://zettelkasten.de/introduction/

    "fast and graceful"?

    @ctietze ...haha. (Thanks @Nido )

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  • Fixed :)

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

  • Just add a back link.

    I find there is more discussion on Hack New: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24916536

  • This was very good and helpful--thanks!

  • @djdrysdale said:
    This was very good and helpful--thanks!

    Thanks.

    @learning_ran said:
    Just add a back link.

    I find there is more discussion on Hack New: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24916536

    Oh, cool. Thanks.

    I am a Zettler

  • This is a great introduction*, and an inspiration to re-start my (attempts at creating a) Zettelkasten in The Archive. Thanks Sacha and Christian for championing Luhmann’s work.
    *I followed the link from MacSparky https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2020/12/zettelkasten-defined).

  • Concise, logical, and structured, detailed explanation of the approach.
    It is like the "Method/1" of Zettelkasten.

    Very good.

    "Method/1" was one of the consulting methodologies of a big global consulting firm in the 1980's.

  • Following the anatomy of a Zettel, this means that the title and the abstract as well as the tags belong to the body of the Zettel. Is my interpretation correct?

  • For formal reasons, I kept anything unnessecary out of the first part. So, I model a zettel:

    1. The header (ID, title, tags)
    2. The body (abstract, content)
    3. Footer/References

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  • @sfast said:
    For formal reasons, I kept anything unnessecary out of the first part. So, I model a zettel:

    1. The header (ID, title, tags)
    2. The body (abstract, content)
    3. Footer/References

    I don't understand. :smile:

    You say that you "keep anything unnecessary out of the first part." I guess you're referring to the unique identifier. Makes sense. You already have a unique identifier, so adding extra stuff to it, like an abstract, doesn't make sense.

    But how does that relate to how you model the anatomy?

  • Ah:

    The basic model of having the ID at the top and nothing else is a minimal model. A title is optional, the ID is not.

    But if you include more in the top part of the note the tags and the title as meta-data belong either in the top or in the bottom. Since, I reserve the bottom for the references which is a whole other type of item I put them in the top (which I call the header).

    Other people made the decision to put the tags in the bottom which is also fine.


    What is the problem you are trying to solve?

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  • edited October 4

    @sfast

    Now I understand your reason. Thanks for elaborating!

    What is the problem you are trying to solve?

    To develop a model that accurately represents how my Zettels are.

    I too include a title, tags, and an abstract in my Zettels. I realized that the model described in the introduction didn't mention anything about extra pieces like those. That's why I chimed in.

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