Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Google Notebook

I have today begun using Google Notebook. The merits are obvious.

I already use tags for GTD/Lifehacks.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


I have a demo account with which should allow me to structure the capture of my activities related to CPD. I also have a account that I have now resolved to get and keep up to date.

I would also like to start keeping a journal regularly and have thought about this recurrently over the years. The problems have been that I am not entirely happy with my typing speed albeit faster than the average my colleagues are capable of and that recordings however easy to do are not searchable and take too long to process for review.

I have nevertheless created the following schematic:

Done today

To do

To consider

To read

To write

I also have a Google Calendar “To Read” which is very sparsely populated.

How do you capture your life? What would you recommend?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Taxonomies and Tagging

Posted to 3L Epiphany

The idea of a taxonomy is very interesting: a conceptual framework always helps understanding.
Taxonomy in biology makes sense because most organisms are related to those that came before. The same cannot be said of the law or blogs.
Tagging has more utility, especially for amorphous materials that can be construed in multiple ways. Tagging also allows for a more intuitive generation of concept maps.
I suggest that you find a way to let readers tag law related blogs in such a way that you (or they) can create concept maps and refine the tags.
Many have already written about the greater utility of tags compared to categories.
I do hope you find this useful.