Folgezettel is More than Mechanism
Here's a longer piece critiquing the mechanistic view of folgezettel.
This article intends to:
- Show that the current state of the FZ debate is one mired in a mechanistic reading of folgezettel
- Add to the discussion the often overlooked experiential aspects of employing folgezettel
- Show how the practice of folgezettel positively influences the note making process
- Diversify and broaden the discussion in an effort to show that zettelkasten techniques are more compliments than competitors
From the article:
"A mechanistic view is one that privileges the mechanics of a process over the experiential. It ignores the emotional. It tries to establish cohesion often through reductive arguments, determining value (more or less of it) by how parts function together as a system divorced from the subjective experience of the user. As it stands, the folgezettel debate is mired in this mechanistic systems thinking...."