Hey, and some questions
First of all sorry if questions are disliked here, and for my poor english.
A lot of dumb questions are starting to pile up in my head about actually implementing a digital zettelkasten. I have a feeling that these questions are rather common, but couldn't find any answers. So sorry if im duplicating. Im just gonna list them all, would apreciate some answers or pointers. Thanks for whatever.
- What is your aproach to media like images and audio files? Do you avoid them all together, or store them in a seperate folder then link to them in notes? Am i missing any options?
- Does markdown have any major advantages besides being fast to write and easy to read? I would optimally prefer a markup language like laTeX that allows mathematics etc.
- How do you write references? Just a cite-key / id, or the whole reference? Why?
- Is writing notes in multiple languages a bad idea? I could imagine some tag conflicts if one is not attentive. If not, do you write in your native language or something widely used like english?
- Do you distinctify structure notes etc. with more than the content, e. g. a title prefix / tag.
- Why doesn't this blog recommend folgezettel? Aren't they the key to recording strings of thought?
- How do you handle conflicting information? Like, if i write something, but later realize it's false. The main three options i see is, correcting it, linking to a new note with correct information, or making something like a log.
- Do you worry about distincting old and new text? Like if i add more information to a topic, but not in a new note, should it be clear that it was added on a later date?
One last question is not really something i need but just curiosity. Why do you stick to the name zettelkasten? It seems to subtract from the idea that it should be something personal, i don't know if it's just me, but something with an exotic name sounds like something very specific, not something flexible and wide. The name is obviously logical in germany, and is also a nice way to pay tribute to Luhmann.
Thanks for any input, sorry again for whatever.
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