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James Ravenscroft

Joined 6 months ago

Tech professional, science fiction and fantasy nerd - I read the odd non-fic pop sci book too.

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How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (2017) 4 stars

A book that goes into some detail about the zettelkasten method for note taking. I found the general premise appealing but a lot of the content is tangential anecdotes and arguments for why zettelkasten is good rsther than practical and actionable advice on how to keep one.

Digital Minimalism (2019, Portfolio) 4 stars

The key to living well in a high tech world is to spend much less …

A fairly interesting and philosophical book with some helpful suggestions on good practices for cutting down your consumption of attention-sucking services. Already feels a little dated given that Facebook is less popular and certainly less used now than when this was written. I'll certainly take something away from this book.