, Modified: 2017-08-07
Tags: index cards
Why index cards?
- They’re like little pensieves: thoughts I might mull over for a long time, crystallized to fit on an index card (something I can look over quickly), so I don’t have to retrace my steps.
- An idea is something that fits on an index card but encompasses a lot more when you think about it.
- For things I commonly think about, it’s inefficient to grope for a way to express it every time it comes up - an index card is like an elevator pitch.
- Our ability to conceptify, including building larger concepts out of smaller ones, is a key to our intelligence.
Other people’s thoughts, organized in a similar way:
See also Bite-sized writing for powerful thinking and Forget your index cards.