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Writing is Thinking?

Writing is Thinking?

Here is the snippet from Mr. Feynman's interview

Weiner: (Referring to Feynman’s journals) And so this represents the record of the day-to-day work.

Feynman: I actually did the work on the paper.

Weiner: That s right. It wasn’t a record of what you had done but it is the work.

Feynman: It’s the doing it — it’s the scrap paper.

Weiner: Well, the work was done in your head but the record of it is still here.

Feynman: No, it’s not a record, not really, it’s working. You have to work on paper and this is the paper. OK?


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Information Vs knowledge

Information Vs knowledge

Brain is really good at removing content it feel is not required. And how it knows it is required. Repetition, remember spaced repetition. Following the forgetting curve we can solidify knowledge.

But knowledge is more than that, we are pattern seekers. We build patterns, repeat it until we know the underlying pattern and brain becomes effective in executing the pattern. Compare the day you started learning to drive to post your learning curve. If you play any musical instrument go back to day one and today.


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Interleaving Of Ideas

Remember old movies had guns with only chamber to fire the bullet, Someone who was working on ships came back and thought merging the steering wheels and guns, And voila Colt revolver.

Cars where made before Ford, but Ford came in and brought assembly line with him.

Phone were made before hand, touch based devices where there but iPhone came in and replace the dial pad with screen.

What came in play in all of these one domains or fields knowledge was taken and applied to other. “Interleaving”.


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How to take smart notes — Book revolves around Niklas Luhmann who wrote enormous amount of papers humanely impossible and how he did it.

His method was simple, writing notes or knowledge chunks. Traditionally we structure knowledge in folders -> Biology -> Stomach -> Gut -> Bacteria

But his method was writing a note on just bacteria a very small note and float it as a independent knowledge node on th graph.


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Knowledge Graph

Two things have happened here. First storage of knowledge in chunks. Breaking down of a big concept in smallest concept form.

Second is building an interconnected graphs and exposure of the concept in multiple fields. When you sit back and go through the notes.

Stages of a Note

  • Fleeting notes : Quick jot of the content
  • Literature notes : Detailed, from where we picked and why and what are the thoughts.
  • Permanent notes — Moving here and making the required trails, what are your thoughts


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Lifelong Learner. Trying to collect thoughts in my writing.


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