Digital Garden

A digital garden is a living collection of interconnected notes, articles, resources, and ideas. These resources will grow and evolve over time. Some may grow quickly, some take years. It's up to the gardener to tend to these ideas and prune away what doesn't serve them.

Maggie Appleton has a great article on digital gardens that is well worth the read.

Gardens present information in a richly linked landscape that grows slowly over time. Everything is arranged and connected in ways that allow you to explore. Think about the way Wikipedia works when you're hopping from Bolshevism to Celestial Mechanics to Dunbar's Number. It's hyperlinking at it's best. You get to actively choose which curiosity trail to follow, rather than defaulting to the algorithmically-filtered ephemeral stream. The garden helps us move away from time-bound streams and into contextual knowledge spaces.