The Zettelkasten (technique) as originally conceived by the sociologist Luhmann (who co-authored an impressive body of work) is a method for taking and storing notes. It is:

It’s original form as used by Luhmann was old archive cabinets filled with index cards with various information on them. Each card had an id which was used to link it with other cards.

Using these links you can browse this interconnected web of information by following links around.

This page is a zettelkasten of sorts.

Digital solutions

These days various apps and digital solutions have long replaced the antiquated filing cabinet.


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