~13 min read · May 10th · When your commonplace book is a public database
while I never set out to blog in the hopes of “building a platform” (or, worse still, a brand), the act of publishing my own interests helped people with similar interests to mine to find me — and vice versa.
Virtually every sentence that contains the word “brand” is bullshit, and that one is no exception.
5 min read · Apr 7th · “The vitality of language lies in its ability to limn the actual, imagined and possible lives of its speakers, readers, writers.” –Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Lecture * In 1993, Morrison was awarded …
1 min read · May 7th · This note describes the system which implements A reading inbox to capture possibly-useful references.Reading comes in many flavors, and different tools are appropriate for capturing and reading…
3 min read · Apr 10th · Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.
students how she visualizes her thoughts. “As we take the notes together, I will ask students, ‘How would you represent it?’”
One technique known as sketchnoting—simple, hand-drawn renderings of things like facts, dates, or abstract concepts—allows students to respond to complex new ideas by engaging multiple parts of the brain simultaneously to deepen learning and retention
20+ min read · 2020-02-04 · I long ago stopped reading books on note-taking. They were always too vague and boring, full of platitudes that had little to do with the world outside academia. I especially avoided “how-to” style…
3 min read · Mar 5th · Optimizely co-founder Dan Siroker said the idea for his new startup Scribe goes back to a couple of personal experiences — and although Scribe’s first product is focused on Zoom, those experiences…
6 min read · Mar 3rd · Apps that help you organize and connect ideas aren’t new, but it’s a hot category right now. There are note-taking apps, many of which offer wiki-style back-linking, outliners, diagramming apps, mind…