Sometimes the best way of understanding something is hearing what people have to say about it.
What is a zettelkasten, in 10 seconds? [^1]
You link every idea to every other idea, so that eventually you start to find associations you weren’t intentionally looking for, and it begins to create new ideas. - @mediapathic
It’s a second/external brain. You using it - doubles up as learning. - @sigod
Make your notes (ideas), as singular/specific/atomic as possible, densely link them (with links, tags, metadata, timestamps, attributes, relations, etc), in order to create a web of connections. Allows for easy retrieval of info, less things lost, and biggest of all, seeing connections, associations and patterns you couldn’t otherwise and the serendipity of finding/coming across notes/ideas you didn’t think were related. - @animeking527
The idea is to stress linking rather than folders/hierarchy - @kllian
zk is not primarily for storage/recall but for creating a representation of networked thought you can interact with. - @ambientcomplexity
zettelkasten = small notes written by you and connecting by themes. @Abdulla
[^1]: These quotes are pulled from Obsidian’s discord.
How would you describe a zettelkasten?