Commonplace Books as a Source for Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

I would love to have a look at Seneca’s commonplace book – imagine that? It is fascinating to think that reading and writing were done hand in hand. My margin notes are justified! May this Daily Find inspire something creative! Love from CW.

There is an old saying that the truest form of poverty is “when you have occasion for anything, you can’t use it, because you know not where it is laid.” The flood of information is nothing new. “In fact,” the Harvard historian Ann Blair writes in her book Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age , “many of our current ways of thinking about and handling information descend from patterns of thought and practices that extend back for centuries.” Her book explores “the history of one of the longest-running traditions of information management — the […]

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