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  1. Feb 2022
    1. Wikipedia says that “information, in its most restricted technical sense, is a sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message.” The characters of the text you’re reading form words — the message. The words represent concepts — the meaning. And now that we have a shared understanding of what we really mean when I use the word concept, we can begin to explore how they might be better leveraged in the architecture of your knowledge base. That is to say, how they might be named and then formally classified and organized, because of their meaning, or informally, to create new meaning, and strategically (such as to influence your own behavior).In my next post, we’re going to go further with this, so if you’re interested, I hope you’ll follow me and stay tuned.[1] Rand, Ayn. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: Expanded Second Edition, Chapter 7 — The story of the crows was said by Ayn Rand to have been originally told by a university classroom professor of psychology.

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  2. Jan 2022
    1. Obsidian is also powerful for what it does not prevent you from doing. It gives you leave to use your data with your choice of other tools.