Zettelkasten More Broadly
Here are some resources that I’ve collected and found helpful for learning about the Zettelkasten
- David B. Clear " Zettelkasten — How One German Scholar Was So Freakishly Productive" - the resource I’d recommend first to people even though I disagree with some things in it
- The Zettelkasten Method on the Less Wrong Blog
- How to take Smart Notes on the Less Wrong Blog
- Daniel Ludecke Slide Lecture about Luhmann’s Thinking and his Program Implementation
- Zettelkasten De Blog
- Book about the Zettelkasten " How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers"
- I’m actively working on creating an example Zettelkasten geared towards beginners in Obsidian, which I will eventually host on GitHub once it reaches critical mass (in useful form to others).
- Zettelkasten Learning Method: Simply Explained - video on zettelkasten by Shu Omi
- The Zettelkasten Method: How to (Really) Take Smart Notes - blog post from Zettelkasten De community member Improveism
Who is this Luhmann Fellow?
While not the first to create a “note/slip box”, his collection has become a university research project. He was a very prolific writer, so it helps to pull out what insights you can (if any) from his success and build upon it. If you are curious and want to learn more, here are some resources
- person and theory
- luhmann archive project description
- about his note box
- online inventory
- table of contents of his notes
- tutorial for using the online note box
- Youtube Video with Researchers behind the Project - in german, but you can turn on auto translate to english or most other languages if you’d like
- Essay - Learning How to Read by Niklas Luhmann
- Essay - Communicating with Slip Boxes -An Empirical Account by Niklas Luhmann
If there are any other resources you have found helpful, let me know and I will add them to this list