I learned about the zettelkasten through a neuron release announcement yesterday. I installed neuron to try it out, then changed course and decided to start a zettelkasten on index cards instead.

I just don't like the current state of user interfaces for digital tools for note-taking and list management, and I like it less and less the more I try to use them.


Paper has obvious disadvantages. Still, being able to effortlessly change print layout, quickly add drawings and color, arrange many pieces of paper and look at them at once, and carry paper from location to location without worrying that a failed or obsoleted device will make the system crumble are advantages I can't ignore. I guess I'll stick with paper for awhile.

@daremo I'm interested how it works out for you. I recently started one myself. I opted for a git repo full of interlinked Markdown files. I figure that's reasonably future proof. I do use a paper journal for my daily notetaking and task management though.

@sbanwart Let's stay in touch about them. I took my first 5 notes today. I have quite a few things I need to learn over the next weeks and months and am looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

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