I’ve been seeing some of this in the digital gardening space online. People are actively hosting their annotations, thoughts, and ideas, almost as personal wikis. Some are using RSS and other feeds as well as Webmention notifications so that these notebooks can communicate with each other in a realization of Vanmevar Bush’s dream.

Networked academic samizdat anyone?


Reflecting on how new digital tools have re-invigorated annotation and contributed to the creation of their recent book, they suggest annotation presents a vital means by which academics can re-engage with each other and the wider world. 1


links: digital gardens, commonplace books, annotations,

connected ideas:


  1. [[Joining the great conversation’ — The fundamental role of annotation in academic society]] | syndication link↩︎


June 8, 2021