Baker and Me -- Joe Pairman Uncovers Universal Principles

I’d like to highlight this article by Joe Pairman: Take notes as online help for your creative future self.

The rare feature of this article is that Joe is extracting universal principles by comparing one of my articles with ideas of Mark Baker from Every Page is Page One. (Affiliate link.)

I lean heavy towards the position that there are universal features of text. In fact, I have a Zettel that is named “Zettels as blogposts” in which I use the very same approach Joe used: Taking notes is creating text. What can we learn from others who create text?

Yes, some of you will learn a thing or two from this article. But my reason to share it with you is that I want to encourage you to think more broadly. There is a great quote in one of the greatest movies of all time: Schindler’s List.

He who saves the life of one man saves the entire world.

This quote directs us to a general principle: Specifics always hint at general principles.

Shout out to Joe Pairman.