Zettelkasten is a German compound work that translates to “slip-box”. It’s a technique for organizing a lifetime of thoughts and research invented by sociologist Niklas Luhmann.
He was an extremely prolific scholar with over 70 books and 400 academic articles spanning a career of 40 years. 70 books in 40 years!
He did it with pen, paper, and hunt-and-peck typing on a typewriter.
Source: original medium article that got me interested in the idea
Like most great ideas, it isn’t complicated.
That’s really it…
I have known about this for weeks and I keep getting more excited about it. I love the idea of slowly building up a large volume of knowledge.