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Distributed Cognition

It's a process of getting things out of your head and into objective, and reviewable format.
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Zettelkasten, May 12, 2021
## Notes - It's a process of getting things out of your head and into objective, and reviewable format. - It's an **extended mind** or a **second brain**. - Few people can hold their focus on a topic for more than a couple of minutes only relying on their minds. - You need tools and some objective structure to help. For instance, if we have a pen and paper, then we can stay focused for hours. - The mind works this way: 1. It will give you some ideas as you feel you can effectively use them. 1. If you're not collecting it in a trusted way, it won't give you more. 1. If you're recording them, even for later evaluation, it'll give you more ideas. - It helps you organize your thoughts. - Natural and complex connections may emerge. ## References - [David Allen. Getting Things Done. Chapter 3](/books/getting-things-done#chapter-3-getting-projects-creatively-under-way-the-five-phases-of-project-planning)
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