A completely structureless Zettelkasten with only links might not be useful after all

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    author: Robert Minto
    title: Rank and File: What if my notetaking system could think for me
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    s failures and statements about the zettelkasten, it seems that the "self-writing" paper idea by Book - How to Take Smart NotesBook - How to Take Smart Notes

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    author: Sönke Ahrens
    title: How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers
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    might not be accurate for coming up well-structured texts
    • It seems that the full bottom up approach for writing does not work for topics outside of controversial sociology, which is why we need to provide a minimum of top-down structure when going in
  • This might be one of the reasons why so few people were able to replicate Luhmann's success even though the zettelkasten has become vastly more popular
  • Adding additional structural notes (like question notes or topic notes mentioned here) might be a remedy for this