The other day I saw a talk in an online meetup about taking notes, and although I have written my notes for years on those notebooks from the picture, I've never even thought about compiling it into a better version.
All that knowledge sitting on my drawers without a way to access it, probably a lot of stuff that I don't even remember anymore.
As explained in the talk, the note taking method explained, classifies notes as:
- Fleeting notes, that could be explained as a very very short note just for remembering later some nice idea
- Literature notes are a more than just a few words, but are not yet ready for be kept permanently. You still have to review it and condense into a better format.
- Permanent notes, these are compilations of things that you deem worth to remember and help to map what you learned.
I wonder how this note taking method relates to mind maps.
During the talk some tools were suggested for writing the notes, but for some reason my thought was "I believe I could just write some text files and call it a day, no need for online synchronization"
My plan is to use the tools that I am already familiar and find a good way to ease the usage, so:
- nvim for writing the notes
- Using markdown for some extra elements (images, tables, etc)
- nvim + fzf for fetching notes and tags
The only thing that concerns me a little is taking notes directly into the computer might be too noisy and distracting for a meeting (in person or online), so I will probably keep using my notebooks for fast notes and only use the above setup for compiling it down into a knowledge base.