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.
Well there goes my morning. Thanks for sharing.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.