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Building a Second Brain

  • In the middle of reading this book, I realized that the term Digital Brain, Second Brain, Digital Garden, and PKM are used interchangeably, they are not quite the same.
  • I have organized them in the following manner.
Second BrainImplementation for augmenting your thoughts.
Digital GardenImplementation for documenting your knowledge.
PKMArchitecture for Digital Garden.
PARAArchitecture for Second Brain.
  • Digital Brain is a digitally implemented Second Brain.
Second BrainDigital Garden
Notes are in Britannica StyleNotes are in Wikipedia Style
Allows folderingProhibits foldering
Allows archivingProhibits archiving
Focuses on managing different projects that grow into a creative garageFocuses on creating and tending Evergreen notes posts that grow into a knowledge base

I like the CODE Procedure in PARA architecture as a project management system, which does more than PKM. To be exact, PKM only takes care of the Resource section in PARA.

Interesting Webs

How we think about browsers

  • GitHub plans to switch to ES2020 with optional chaining and nullish coalescing.
  • This will reduce 10kb in JavaScript.
  • Most GitHub users use fairly up-to-date browsers.

Personal Notes