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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Passing the Time
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From: babyiwasshot Date: October 28th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Does that work better than notecards? I just write pages numbers on a notecard, which doesn't necessarily help given that I'm so OCD that I find nearly everything important. I annotate the books to hell, too.

Also: when is my mind going to derive something original? I'm tired of coming up with ideas that I find deliciously novel, only to discover later that they've already been expounded by others whom I haven't thoroughly read.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 28th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
To the extent that we come up with anything original, it's almost always in the arrangment of items, not in the items themselves. I used to struggle with that sad realization, but now I take it for granted.

I also have those OCD tendencies. Tape flags help me not to spend so much time a pencil in hand. And they can be removed later if I want to read something over with fresh eyes, which is the main reason I deploy them.
derdriu From: derdriu Date: October 28th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I wish I had thought of that... particularly with Wittgenstein. I was attempting to reread some things from P.I. yesterday, but all I could see were my class-notes.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 28th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I got tired of having to procure multiple copies of the texts I use most. The nice thing about tape flags, at least the thicker sort, is that it's possible to write small notes on the transparent part that can then be "disappeared" when it's time for a fresh reading, but which can be entered in a log according to page number while they are still in the text.
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