I carry around a small notebook (usually a 48 page Field Notes) for short fleeting notes. Later I copy them into my commonplace book/zettelkasten/digital garden and expand upon them.
Waste books were used in the tradition of the commonplace book. A well known example is Isaac Newton’s Waste Book (MS Add. 4004) in which he did much of the development of the calculus. Another example is that of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, who called his waste books sudelbücher, and which were known to have influenced Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Andre Breton, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph (2000). The Waste Books. New York: New York Review of Books Classics. ISBN 978-0940322509.
Horace Slughorn: These are trying times!
Had I directed the movie, I would have had Dumbledore look down and acknowledge his borrowed knitting patterns magazine as he delivered his line.
“Will you search for Dolly Parton stickers on Etsy?”
My favorite part: a student suggested doing a project to memorize knowledge related to (urban) foraging (what’s available, safe, identification, etc.)! Its a fantastic example because this is exactly the sort of practical knowledge many indigenous (primarily oral) peoples have used these techniques for over time.
If you’re late to the game, I think you can still register (and I’m happy to catch people up) before our next session in two weeks on July 24th.
Flancian has set up a wiki-bot in such a way that apparently when he includes [[wikilinks]] to his system and at mentions his wiki bot, it tweets back the full URLs for the resources.
This is such a clever way to integrate one’s digital garden into an external stream while simultaneously getting around the issue of Twitter character limits.
I like to think of the Agora as this, at least partly, but it is currently more in intention than in fact. Some nodes to start with, though:
[[agora editor]] [[wikilinks everywhere]] [[digital gardens]] [[roam likes]]@an_agora
— Flancia! (@flancian) June 23, 2021
— anagora.org is *an* agora (@an_agora) June 23, 2021
This seems like such a useful thing to have in conjunction with one’s wiki.