Note-taking should be an instrument, not an end in itself

Date created: 2021-08-24

Inspired by a charismatic professor, he set out to take extensive notes on everything he was reading. However when it came to actually using his Zettelkasten to write his thesis, he found that it was just a giant mess of notes and didn’t help him at all.

It needs to be clear from the beginning why you are taking all these notes otherwise it’s just a polished version of Collector’s fallacy.