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Taking notes helps us our experience. The act of distilling and refining what we see and hear does more than just produce a record or
; it lodges each thought more deeply in mind. Notes of meetings, lectures, videos, ideas that visit us when staring out of the train window, key passages of books and websites… how to keep and manage all these scribblings to make them more useful for learning and problem solving?
I guess I’m not alone in having experimented with various shapes and sizes of notebook – do you keep everything in one book, or use separate books for work, personal development etc? Keeping a digital record makes it easier to edit and rearrange notes
, and the process of linking between disparate ideas further enriches learning and creativity. In
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Steven Johnson reports how enlightenment-era thinkers kept what they called a “commonplace” book, to transcribe favourite quotations and ideas[1[[#_ftn1|]]. These books were sometimes laboriously indexed to allow different concepts to bleed into each other. But how often do we actually make the effort to go to these lengths?
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The fact that TiddlyWiki is just one file makes it easily portable: I carry mine round on a keychain USB stick, which I use on my desktop and notebook computers. If you spend a lot of your life in the cloud, there’s a hosted option – with a different set of security considerations.
TiddlyWiki was developed by Jeremy Ruston, and is published under an open source licence. It seems to be best known in the developer/geek community, and it’s eminently adaptable and hackable. However, I’ve managed to use nearly all its features, and do basic adaptations, without needing to do any coding.
Meanwhile TiddlyWiki isn’t so good if you like to jot drawings in the margin – so you can keep your moleskine notebooks for that. But they’re a lot more expensive.
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