What is a Commonplace

Some might call it a Second Brain or a Zettelkasten (card index), or metaphorically stamp it a Digital Garden. We also hear tell of the mythical memex of ol' Vannevar's post-war fever dream, and of Xanadu, the vision of the Web before it was to be World Wide.

But what I come back to, why I return to play here, is the joyful mess of it all. It's a common place to keep all the wayward info-baubles and unpolished gems of insight I happen upon in my psychic voyages. At any moment it is a knowledge base, a journal and thus memoir, a writing workbench, a wiki, a confidant, a friend in these lonely times.

But enough exposition, let's get to the goodies.

What is a Commonplace