A few weeks ago I bought a box of index cards and experimented with an analog Zettelkasten system. I never intended to use it permanently, but I was curious about how it would feel like.
I was actually surprised. I thought I’d understood what Zettelkasten was about. But, after the experiment, I see Zettelkasten in a different light. Notably, I used to think that atomicity and links were the most important things about it. Now I rather think it is the conversational hierarchy it creates.
I wrote about my experiment here, and I’m happy to hear what you all think about this. I hope some of you will try an analog experiment too, it was pretty fun!