“One of my perennial complaints about the current crop of “tools for thought” has been that most of them aren’t really about thinking per se, just about improving memory. We can take down information into apps like Roam Research or Notion and recall them easily later, but it’s an overstatement to call them tools for thought. Recollection is such a small, basic part of thinking! ” – Linus Lee
I think people who actually apply zettlekasten using their tool of choice may be using the tool for thought, but I am not one of those people. My “second brain” is more like non-volatile RAM.