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December 10, 2004
My Serious Reading style these
days begins with slicing up some
"post-it notes" (or equivalent) I stick a selection of them inside
of various colors to create the front cover of the book, so
flags to mark notable passages. that I'll have them at hand when I
come across something of interest.
It used to be I wouldn't worry much
about which color I used, but I've
tried to systematize the system a
little more, and my current color
Green = Good
Blue = Link. (A reference to be traced.)
Pink = Hmm. (Something wrong here?
Think about this.)
Orange/ = quotable Originally, I used a bright
Yellow (Type this one up.) orange color for this, but
I ran out, and substituted
the ubiquitous yellow.
Purple or = Useful now,
Black or for a project Something is very
Electric in mind. unsatisfactory
Green The "project" about that pale
may be as slight yellow. Must fix.
Multiple colors as a usenent
are good for posting.
tab for a post
Some books sprout a fringe of blue
tabs. They're jumping off points,
full of mentions of other things,
that given infinite time I would
Some books become piles of
pink tags, fodder for rants Or perhaps just thoughts that don't
on the author's stupidity -- seem to me to have been carried far
enough, launching pads for further
Other books become tagged thought.
in orange/yellow: piles of
quotes looking for an
It's a rare book that
becomes a forest of BIBLES
green, but they exist.
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