Kristian Freeman

Second brain alternative

I've been thinking recently about retaining information and the "second brain" (prev post).

Maybe I don't need a "second brain"! It might be enough to just bookmark things, highlight them, and review the highlights.

It seems like Readwise does this with their Read product. And there's Instapaper and Pocket, too.

Maybe that's enough. I don't write in a way that requires linking previous concepts, where a comprehensive Obsidian vault would be super helpful. Writing code doesn't work like that.

But reviewing concepts and highlights of things I'm reading, especially in a second place away from social media (which is often where I'm finding new articles), may be enough. We'll see!