Definition of a Building Block Note

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Building Block Note

I use the word Building Block Note to describe a unique note that I have placed into my Zettlekasten.


To get into the Zettlekasten, a note must be of potential Lasting Value. Ascribing Lasting Value to a note is my way of cordoning off my attention from items which are merely ‘interesting’ but are likely of no Lasting Value.

The reason I am doing this is so as I can avoid the catastrophe of my previous ‘knowledge management systems’, that have been the perfect illustration of the Collectors Fallacy.


I use the Information Flow I have designed to permit a Zettle to enter my Zettlekasten.

I use the concept of Lasting Value as a gateway that filters access to my Zettlekasten.

I use two apps, Instapaper and Keep It to help manage my Zettlekasten which is one element of my Personal Knowledge Management System.

Here is the complete note  nomenclature I use.

A Particle Note is either:

The word ‘particle’ is used because a particle is the smallest discrete portion or amount of something.

A Particle Note can bind to other ideas and concepts as you think and write about it. As this process evolves, structure emerges:


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