Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I recently read an entry on how similar Evernote and the human brain and its memories are supposed to be in retrieving information: "Evernote is designed to work the way your brain does and a few months ago, a neuroscientist named Maureen Ritchey came by our offices to explain exactly why that’s the case." If you are interested, just do a search. I am very skeptical about this similarity, all talk of "second brain" for storage systems to the contrary. There was one good, if perhaps homely, piece of advice: "Include as many potential retrieval cues as possible." Indeed, if you do not keep retrieval in mind while taking notes, it will be harder to find them. Establishing connections between the new notes and the old ones still seems to be the best way. Second best are tags or categories ... I think. A good search function is also essential.