Normal note taking fails to connect ideas

  • In normal note taking, we sort by topics and sub-topics, building a hierarchical tree structure of knowledge. The information is sorted, and has a "flow", but chances of connecting two different ideas are rare.
  • Intention of notes are not just to remind you of what you learned. Spaced Repeatation or revision is not the only job of notes. Note should work as a place to inspire, surprise you while brainstorming.