(You could also call this: "TypedThought?".)
There is a discussion, "TypedThreadedDiscussion." It may draw some value from something I made for my PersonalNotekeepingSystem?: "Thought Markup Icons".
My icons were as follows:
* Problem - a problem to solve * Question - a question to answer * Goal - something working towards * Incentive - if we had this, we'd be able to...
* Starting Point - for further thought * Order - bring order to this * Articulate - explain more * Analyze - disect * Map - model, vision, structure * Map Fragment - to be integrated with a map * Rule - or principle, or law * Border - exclusion, division * Name - name, definition (special case of Border)
* Research - web, library, friends
* Hazard - to be aware of * Rebound - redirect, leads to
* See Also - recognized connection * Quotation - related quote
* Concluding Principle - therefor * Possible Act - personal, maybe/someday * Possible Future - for world/soceity/scene, possibly distant * Concluding Questions * Concluding Goal * Concluding Problem
* List * Item
* Double-Check request
Use red to make sure you get back to something.
Lists deserve special attention- some times you want to expand out a list later. Just put the list icon in red.
The system was interesting. I still use it at times. Some icons are used more than others, such as the "Starting Point" icon, and the map icons.
I do not use this systematicly; I use it when I need some clarity on the structure of whats going on, or to make sure that I get back to things later on.
If I had a scanner, I'd scan in the actual icons, and some demonstration pages.
Well, if you can't find a friend, photocopy them and mail them to me.
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