I've only started looking into this, but my impression is that a Zettelkastan is both a thing (a big slip box of interconnected notes, either on paper or in digital form) and a methodology (literature notes, fleeting notes, etc).
Something like Roam Research provides the slip box part, and you can therefore use it as a Zettelkastan, but the app also lets you use it as a personal wiki, possibly alongside the Zettelkastan functionality, if one wants to draw a distinction between the two.
I've decided I want to try building up a Zettelkasten (I've settled on org-roam), but I think a personal wiki would be useful too, and I'm unclear if I should be keeping the two things apart.
Feb 5, 2022, 5:55 PM -05:00
Zettelkasten OverreachThe zettelkasten is just that, it isn’t a calendar, a rolodex, a to do list or a hammer, saw, or even a jackhammer. The basic zettelkasten note taking method is very simple and clear cut as originally described by Konrad Gessner in Pandectarum sive Partitionum Universalium (Zurich: Christoph Froschauer. Fol. 19-20, 1548) to Sönke Ahrens’s book How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers. Just a han...