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Nerding hard on digital gardens, personal wikis, and experimental knowledge systems with @_jonesian today.

We have an epic collection going, check these out...

1. @tomcritchlow's Wikifolders:
@_jonesian @tomcritchlow 2. Buster Benson's "Piles" and "Codex" @buster
@_jonesian @tomcritchlow @buster 3. @nateliason 's Notes and Book Summaries
@_jonesian @tomcritchlow @buster @nateliason 4. @chrisbiscardi 's Digital Garden (rainbow style!)
@_jonesian @tomcritchlow @buster @nateliason @chrisbiscardi 5. @andy_matuschak 's layered, bi-directionally linked system of "Evergreen notes"
7. @aengusmcmillin 's @RoamResearch -like experiment with bidirectional links implemented in @gatsbyjs

@aengusmcmillin @RoamResearch @gatsbyjs 8. @wynlim 's thoughts on Designing a Self-directed Learning Network:…
9. @jhooks manifesto on Digital gardens > blogs:
@jhooks 10. @gwern's sprawling, info-packed wiki with hover previews, TOCs, and a public change log
@jhooks @gwern 11. Speaking of hover previews, @JoshWComeau's experiment with Tippy.js this week is a fanstastic example of adding contextual layers to links -
@jhooks @gwern @JoshWComeau 12. Also related, @swyx's writing on Webmentions and Twitter as a "meta-commentary layer to the internet" follows this same vibe of bi-directional densely-linked knowledge across platforms -…
13. To come back to @tomcritchlow for a moment, as far as I can tell from internet-history-digging they OG coined the term "digital garden" 🌱 and have a wonderful series of reflections on the concept here:…
14. Update on the historical origin!
Thanks to @tomcritchlow and @BillSeitz for the backstory insights

The linkbacks flow through Mike Caufield's "The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral"…

Which leads back to...
15. Mark Bernstein's 1998 essay / explorative experience "Hypertext Gardens" -

"Unplanned hypertext sprawl is wilderness: complex and interesting, but uninviting. Interesting things await us in the thickets."

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