“It’s also a testament to the fact that the value of a Zettelkasten is in the upfront work that is required in making valuable notes and linking them.”

Meh. Maybe, if you’re wired that way. But for me it lies in the incremental maintenance and build and connection. And finding the most organic and text-based ways of connecting rather than any kind of categorisation. I feel quite liberated for having realised that, thanks!