Literally “box of cards”. System to organize notes and ideas. The key aspects:
- Never copy literally ideas from the source. Express in your own words.
- Ideas are not organized by topic, they are simply linked to each other, either by leaving links in other cards, or by placing it next.
This system is supposed to maximize serendipity and ability to make connections (networked thought) and inspires to produce original content just because unexpected realizations happen when building it.
The digital translation you are reading is a labyrinth of ideas, which is the same thing but in website form.
Something is lost when we don’t have the physicality of cards, but also something is gained: can this be gamefied?