PARA System

I'm testing PARA (introduction) to see how it fits for a few weeks.

I'm interested in systems for mingling notes with tasks). The division is often murky, and drawing boundaries elsewhere is useful.

  1. Zettelkasten (Actively integrate new ideas into existing network, summarize after each reading)
  2. Personal Kanban (Visualize your work, limit work in progress)

Getting Philosophical

  • External: Channeling Marshall McLuhan: "First we shape our tools, then our tools shape us"
  • First we build tools to fit our current workflows, then our tools shape the way we work
  • See Jessica Kerr's (Private) ideas about symmathesy, and how problem with complex systems requires understanding not just code/infra, but also the organization/people who operate + grow + use the system.


  1. Archive
  2. Areas
  3. PARA Overview
  4. Projects
  5. Resources