A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

A garden is a collection of evolving ideas that aren’t strictly organised by their publication date. They’re inherently exploratory – notes are linked through contextual associations. They aren’t refined or complete – notes are published as half-finished thoughts that will grow and evolve over time. They’re less rigid, less performative, and less perfect than the personal websites we’re used to seeing.

Great read: A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

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  1. This article is really thorough and interesting, and it comes at just the right time for me, in the planning stages for what was going to be a linguistics blog but which I now realise would be better as a linguistics ‘garden’. Time to brush up on some basic HTML instead of hitting ‘new blog’ on WordPress I think! Thanks!