Why not just use Zettels in place of tags?
I am working on my own note taking tool and try to keep the amount of primitives in the tool to a minimum to make the primitives it does have as broadly applicable and reusable as possible. So when thinking about the structure of my Zettels I wondered why is there a need for tags? I get their purpose as grouping multiple Zettels of the same subject together, but are they not just a reverse index, where the Zettels of the index point to the index Zettel rather than the index Zettel listing them all? Replacing tags with Zettels also naturally gives you a place to describe what the "tag" is about. I get that
[] might be less readable than say
#zettelkasten, but if that is the only reason, in my opinion, that then would apply to all links in general and could be improved by the tooling.
Have others thought of doing this? Would there be any problems with this approach?
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