Acronyms / Initials and their meaning ... Let's make a list

I could well be wrong, but I guess that KMS = Knowledge Management System, and that the extension .md = Markdown, but what of other letter-series, such as LYT Kit? Let’s make a list … Please add other Obsidian-related acronyms / initials and their meaning.

  • LYT = “Linking Your Thinking”. This is a concept from Nick Milo, and nothing specifically to do with Obsidian, except for the fact that Obsidian supports linking.
  • KMS = Knowledge Management System
  • PKM = Personal Knowledge Management
  • MOC = Maps of Content. Another Nick Milo idea. The name is a play on “Table of Contents”. It’s a list of links that tie together notes in a structured way. The structure is up for your own design - and whatever makes sense for you - though Nick has some great guidelines.
  • WYSIWYM - What you see is what you MEAN. A bit different than “what you see is what you get”. Different because while the structure is meant to be definitive, you can export and render the final content in a lot of different styles or make it look different with CSS. (CSS = Cascading Style Sheets.)

That’s all I can think of.

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That’s a great start “rigmarole” … Thank you.

  • zettelkasten: its the original method for making notes and ideas linked, first developed in the late 1500s. It was based in giving notes unique names/ids (mix of letters and numbers) in a such a way that every other entry/note/idea that was derived from one continued on the name… in a simple way imagine a note/topic starts with the prefix A; then a connected topic becomes A1, another one A2, A11 would be a note follwing the first one…
    Basically its the basis/grandfather of Obsidian and Roam Research, heck the very concept of hyperlinking and the web. Many power users of tools like Obsidian use name conventions in a zettelkasten way. One of the simplest is people who prefix every note with date and use that as a hook to finding things around.

  • PARA methodology: it stands for Projects, Areas, Resources and Archives. Its a method of achieving a good pkm by assigning then accordingly with these 4 definitions.

  • GTD: getting things done, is a action-centered method geared toward tasks, but some people manage their tasks and notes together so GTD could be mixed in. Its not about information tough, but even information is tied to actions (for example articles or notes you want to process or analyse now or later)