I have a thing for organizing information so they can easily be recalled any time I need. What was that movie with the… and the…? That I saw like, 3 years ago? Type in the keywords. BOOM.
Computer — better than your brain.
At least, that’s the hope.
Last weekend I successfully categorized all the digital notes I make into 9 grand categories: places, inspiration, ideas, media, work, data/coding, design, privacy and living.
Places filled itself out pretty easily. I write things while I’m visiting some place or clip articles of places I’d like to go one day and tag them all with the place in question. There is Lower East Side, Grand Canyon, Seattle and China, for example.
Now I am thinking about how Inspiration is organized. These are sentences I’ve highlighted from articles, some purely for their prose, others for the message parceled within the words, and others still, for both.
There are also videos and infographics and creatively built news articles that I admire – again, some for their beauty, some for how clearly they communicate, and some for the two together.
There are also notes saved for their conviction. Sentences about how so-and-so made it through the worst of times.
/ I will now abruptly end this post here because I think I may have found a way to organize.