knovigator origin story #inprogress #knov #meta
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The Matrix changed everything.
07/10/17
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The Matrix taught me that the internet was not just pixels on a computer screen, but an ever-expanding digital world to be traversed and explored.
07/10/17
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Of course, the idea of cyberspace had been around for a long time and had inspired the movie, but it was the first time I had encountered this mental model.
07/10/17
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A single scene seared itself inside my mind.
07/10/17
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"I know Kung Fu."
07/10/17
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I thought of this scene many times in 2011. I had just quit the family business developing real estate because I had decided to become a software developer.
07/10/17
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I decided the best way to learn was to use the tutorials and stackoverflow posts freely available online.
07/10/17
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Every time I banged my head against a concept I didn't understand I dreamed of downloading the knowledge I yearned for directly into my mind.
07/10/17
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I understood that, in the 21st century, the ability I should be optimizing for is the ability to learn.
07/10/17
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I started building Knovigator.
07/10/17
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Knovigator started out as a modified bookmarking tool.
07/10/17
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Instead of tags it uses the search and answer model.
07/12/17
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I call it the socrates protocol and it takes my favorite parts of quora, reddit, and twitter and jams it all together.
07/12/17
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i can write question and answer threads that separate my thoughts into packets of ideas.
08/18/17
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the idea is to make ideas short, easily consumable, and to organize them in a way so that you only get the information you need when you need it.
08/18/17
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i can launch threads from each packet to import research to back up my idea, or expand on it providing more detail.
08/18/17
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i call the branching structure of writing 2 dimensional writing and it lets me organize my thoughts as if in an outline.
08/18/17
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it also lets me connect my writing to past ideas that i have had so that everything i write is connected.
08/18/17
knovigator inspiration
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I call it the socrates protocol and it takes my favorite parts of quora, reddit, and twitter and jams it all together.
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cryptograf
cryptograf
lisp
09/02/18
optimize learning
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I understood that, in the 21st century, the ability I should be optimizing for is the ability to learn.
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feynman technique
09/02/18
famous digital worlds
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The Matrix taught me that the internet was not just pixels on a computer screen, but an ever-expanding digital world to be traversed and explored.
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The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.
09/02/18
what is the matrix
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The Matrix changed everything.