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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, IndieWeb, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation






Coffee chat has begun at today's mini- on note taking, wikis, digital gardens, zettelkasten, commonplace books, et al.
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@amandalicastro Thanks. Purchased. Even if the answer doesn't lie within, @CathyNDavidson may be one of only a few people one could trust with such a book title. Also picked up Now You See it to compare with Annie Murphy Paul's new text The Extended Mind.


@amandalicastro At JHU it was sections. But this makes me wonder when the antiquated idea of reciting one's lessons began? I might guess at around the time of Peter Ramus' rote memory reforms which removed the method of loci & memory from the rhetoric tradition? Anyone know?


@jsamlarose @DiLeed There's also other similar historical forms including anthologies & miscellanies:
I recently came across some wonderful & potentially useful syllabi too:


It was a non-standard midway to be sure, but did Bob Barker suffer from nominative determinism?


@MikeKra36812131 Perhaps a bit more free-form with a tangential name, but let's give it a whirl and see who would show up:


@vv4rner While I love what RSS enables and there's a huge ecosystem for it, I am against it for DRY reasons. It's stable in the fact that no one has iterated on it in over a decade. It also helps that WordPress core handles a lot of the admin tax for me on maintaining it, but it has caused metacrap issues for me in the past.

So what to do to replace RSS? If you look at most of my content, I've got the HTML marked up with (richer) microformats for those who'd like to consume that directly without needing a side file for it. There's an existing ecosystem of microformats parsers and even social readers that use microformats over RSS. Incidentally microformats are also part of the semantic layer that makes site-to-site converstions on IndieWeb-based sites work better.


@Cambridgeport90 Of course this doesn't mean that using the @OpenLibrary API for getting book data is a bad idea! Definitely do that to get/give data and support them versus closed systems like Goodreads, Amazon, et al.


@Cambridgeport90 Probably not worthwhile. @OpenLibrary may shed more light on their ID, but it's likely proprietary. ISBN is an ISO standard and broadly supported everywhere.
Related details see:


@JamieTanna @fiinixdesign @hdv Try any platform (social or otherwise) that will let you add a public link to the webpage you're responding to, then use a service for sending them manually. Tumblr, WordPress, etc. should work, though may not be pretty.


@BiswasSholanki I've wanted to try out Ghost, but this part has been a blocker. might be a place to look for some inspiration. I'd invite you to join us for this upcoming event which will certainly touch on your topic:


@sillygwailo Until there are consuming use cases for it, it's not relevant, but basic text with `h-product` and a `dt-published` for first dose datetime and `dt-updated` for subsequent boosters might make sense based on existing work? See:


@AndreJaenisch Sonke Ahrens' book How to Take Smart Notes about Luhmann's method is very solid ( Lots of systems out there to implement it. I like @obsdmd, but other platforms listed here: