updated: 2022-05-06

A note is atomic if it describes a single idea or fact. By ensuring atomicity of our notes, we are able to store information as a graph as opposed to a tree. This allows us to see things in more novel ways.

See: Atomic Notes Make Recombination Possible

However, atomicity does make things more difficult for the main pathway. If knowledge entry is better thought of as a hierarchy or tree, then there is the possibility that we will have to flit around to find what we need. This can be solved through the use of intermediate indexes which describe a sequence through the notes.

Examples of this style of note taking include zettelkasten and evergreen notes.

See Also

  • Sequences Record a Pathway Through Atomic Notes
  • sd-An Essay Outline is an Atomic Note Sequence