Atomic Notes

Atomic Notes


Atomic notes are a concept defined in Andy Matuschak's Notes.

It’s best to create notes which are only about one thing—but which, as much as possible, capture the entirety of that thing.

Because of this, connections across notes can be much more easily made. Andy compares them to software engineering and the separation of concerns. I consider them to be like Graphs, specifically a multidigraph or quiver. Each note represents a node with the links between them creating the edges of the graph. Loops are allowed, as are multiple edges between nodes.

My current notes look something like this, primarily because they were imported from another note tool. I'm in the process of linking and refining these into a better graph.

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