Types of Notes in Zettelkasten

  • Start with Fleeting notes, temporary reminders of ideas - terms, jargon, examples - like kindle highlights.
  • Based on Fleeting, create Literature notes are one idea, AtomicityAtomicity

    Atomicity refers to the smallest, irreducible, building block material. The core concept is that as you build things after defining the smallest, individual elements, then the possibility of mixing and matching increases, thus improving the scope of building Lego like structure

    It is seen in 121 Design System, as we start by building atoms – the smallest, building block materials, or in Zettelkasten, which recommends writing 'atomic' note that contains single concept.

    , written in own words, explained and written to provide context, even after years.
  • Permanent notes are build over multiple lit notes. It's more like a concept/idea note, based on insights from multiple sources

Fleets are reminders, Lits are one note about one topic from one source, while permanent notes connects multiple lit notes and creates knowledge, specific to a concept.

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