Key takeaways

  • His use of links and maps of content enabled him to produce more of his own thoughts, rather than just collecting
  • He started of using Zettelkasten but has now created his own flavour of PKM

The trap of powerful collect tools like Evernote is that you can amass a lot of content by other people, but it doesn’t extend your own thinking. This diminishes the Signal versus noise ratio and just becomes a pile of stuff over time, not really adding value: the Collector’s fallacy. Nick used the linking of notes to create MoC for several topics he needed in his work as an editor.