Alex's notes

Evergreen notes

According to Andy, people basically suck at taking notes. When I reflect on my own note taking practices, I realize how scrambled and unintentional they have been. Seeing Andy’s public notes has made me realize that optimizing your note taking technique is not a waste of time. It’s a useful form of Pulling the conceptual thread.

So let’s try to copy his style. He says:

Evergreen notes are written and organized to evolve, contribute, and accumulate over time, across projects.

Here is how I interpret these concepts surfaced here:

Principles of Evergreen notes:

Maybe once enough new ideas are collected, a new category would emerge… except you can’t see its shape because everything’s already been sorted. And because everything’s already been sorted, further sorting requires undoing existing structure.

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