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PIM: Pragmatic outranks essential; essential informs pragmatic

Inspired while reading
https://superorganizers.substack.com/p/the-notetaking-cold-war
a Substack paywalled post, which reveals a significant portion of the text to free email subscribers but not to free web browsers, so don't bother following the link:

Cyborganize PIM organizational principle:

The pragmatic outranks the essential
The essential informs the pragmatic

Pragmatic info should be highlighted and concentrated. It relates to personal concerns and an individual's unique work. It should be incidentally encountered to remind.

Essential info is shared with the rest of the world. It is much larger in volume than pragmatic info. It should be stored by shortest, most specific true name. It should be dispersed and demoted, encountered only by deliberate query.

Pragmatism reduces ambiguity on what is essential by favoring the most useful perspective. Essentialism reduces ambiguity on naming pragma by supplying a static dimension unaffected by dynamic execution. Both perspectives are necessary to PIM.

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