Sunday, March 10, 2013


It seems that outlining really took off in the early nineteen-hundreds. A search for "index card" reveals that the usage of this term took off at about the time, but that it peaked later and is declining earlier:

I am beginning to like nGram Viewer (also for more serious applications). See the results for "values" and "Kant and Hume":

I am well aware of the limitation of such data.[1]

1. I am grateful to James Schmidt and his blog Persistent Enlightenment for calling my attention to this tool.

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