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I recently came across the work of Niklas Luhmann [^1]
while researching how to take smart notes.

Luhmann's original index card and slip-box based Zettelkasten [^2] system
has lately inspired a renaissance of digital knowledge management practices for
evergreen notes [^3], digital gardening [^4], and building a second brain [^5];
and software tools like Obsidian.md [^6], Zettlr [^7], and Foam [^8].

It turns out Luhmann was also a social philosopher and second-order cyberneticist.
His systems theory comprised a complex model of societies and communication
based on work by cognitive biologists Maturana and Varela and mathematician G. Spencer-Brown
concerning respectively, autopoiesis, and the Laws of Form.

[^1]: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niklas_L
[^2]: writingcooperative.com/zettelk
[^3]: notes.andymatuschak.org/Evergr
[^4]: github.com/MaggieAppleton/digi
[^5]: maggieappleton.com/basb
[^6]: obsidian.md/
[^7]: zettlr.com/
[^8]: github.com/foambubble/foam

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