What if every button in your app had an email address? What if apps could email each other? What would they talk about? This might sound absurd, but it…
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The goal of Subconscious is to generate self-organizing ideas. Organizing ideas through sheer force of will is difficult, and I am lazy. Luckily there …
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Wikis are like the Minecraft of tools for thought — very simple, very open-ended. The simplest thing that could possibly work
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Hypertext wants to be refactored. Ideas are written down in one place, then rewritten, moved, titles changed, links redirected, pages split and merged.
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This week’s update is little bit different. Instead of sharing the ideas behind Subconscious, I want to share some work in progress. While building Sub…
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The important thing here is that the music is not in the piano. And knowledge and edification is not in the computer. The computer is simply an instrum…
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I find that I interact with notes in two distinct ways: inward and outward. To unpack what I mean, here are two scenarios: Scenario 1 (Outward): I see …
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My goal for Subconscious is to create a system capable of provoking emergence. Minecraft, the web, wikis, spreadsheets, and legos are all examples of s…
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What is the shape of hypertext? Hypertext resists the single linear narrative. Thoughts, also, resist the single linear narrative. They exist as someth…
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Today the book is already… an outdated mediation between two different filing systems. For everything that matters is to be found in the card box of th…
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The names for things don't come first. Words stagger after, hopelessly trying to become the sensation.- Tom Stoppard This tool-for-thought project fina…
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What if your notes could self-organize—from scratch notes, to draft, to finished creative work—through a stream-of-consciousness process—like dreaming?…
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