~ Dynamic vs static notes

There’s a commonly used concept of evergreen notes (I recommend you to explore Maggie Appleton’s incredible visualisation if you are unfamiliar with this term.) Evergreen notes are “living” notes, which are densely interlinked and tended to like trees in a garden.1 This concept resonates with me, but lets propose a simplification…

In essence, there are two types of notes:

Static and dynamic notes represent two equally important aspects of note-taking that should complement eachother.


Matuschak, A. (n.d.). Evergreen notes. Andyʼs Working Notes. Retrieved March 20, 2021, from https://notes.andymatuschak.org/Evergreen_notes


Liu, Y. (2021, July 23). How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017). Lesswrong. https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/T382CLwAjsy3fmecf/how-to-take-smart-notes-ahrens-2017#Four_kinds_of_notes

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