1. Ideas should not be lost because it took too long to capture them in the moment. Our tools most be accessed quickly and in an unburdensome way.
  2. Don’t erase past thoughts that are now outdated, they capture your journey and the journey that many others will likely take after you. (WIP notes should be largely immutable)
  3. You need a system to revisit these notes or they might as well not exist. Inboxes Only Work if You Trust How They’re Drained
  4. Time is essential to how we remember, and should be a first-class concept in a good note-taking system.


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