Photo of handwritten pencil annotation of page 64 of Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia featuring the text "Author and literary critic Sam Anderson remarked 'Twitter is basically electronic marginalia on everything in the world: jokes, sports, revolutions." The pencil annotation 'Twitter might also be a zettelkasten, but the ratio of useful permanent notes to fleeting notes is appalling.' appears at the bottom of the page.
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Twitter might also be a zettelkasten, but the ratio of useful permanent notes to fleeting notes is appalling.

Featured photo: Pencil annotation from chapter 3, page 64:
Kalir, Remi H., and Antero Garcia. Annotation. MIT Press, 2021.


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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Taylor, Twitter does however make an excellent stream to help water your #DigitalGarden.

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        1. Chris Aldrich says:

          My personal website is currently serving as both my public garden and stream. I use Twitter for some inputs, though I try to lean on denser books and articles for their better content.

          When I choose to share content I most often post it on my website and syndicate copies of it to Twitter or other social targets, which I’m doing right now and include links back to the original which usually have more metadata and depth.

          Often I work in public with the proverbial garage door open using as my online/digital annotation tool of choice. Data captured there is automatically posted (contemporaneously and privately) to both my personal website and a (currently) private Obsidian notebook where I do most of my day-to-day work. As things progress, I’ll often post the results publicly back on my website and syndicate to Twitter as necessary.

          While Twitter can serve as a megaphone, most of my work is really for my own benefit, though if folks find it useful to discover there, I’m usually happy to have commentary and useful interactions. Though I’ll mention that all the Twitter interactions get copied back to my personal site from which I’ll usually be posting replies back. This allows me to keep the threads of conversation in one place where I can control them to some extent and find them at later dates.

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