Neil's Noodlemaps

Roam

A note-taking tool for networked thought.

https://roamresearch.com/

I stumbled across org-roam (emulating Roam in Emacs), while looking for a way of improving my flow of working on my wiki, and am loving it so far.

Roam attempts to implement a near-full conception of hypertext as originally conceived by visionaries like Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson.

A Text Renaissance

It implements a few key features of 1980s vintage hypertext visions — block-level addressability, transclusion (changes in referenced blocks being “transfer-included” wherever they are cited), and bidirectional linking — that utterly transform the writing experience at the finger-tips level.

A Text Renaissance

You end up organizing high-level structure as you work at fleshing out low-level chunks of information, because the UX collapses high and low-level thinking into a single behavior.

A Text Renaissance

It can also do note-taking, workflows (like kinda-sorta competitor Notion), and wiki-like knowledge management, but those use cases are not as interesting to me. Conspiracy theories and extended universes, in the best senses of those terms — escaped reality construction might be the general category — is what Roam wants to be about.

A Text Renaissance

Written in Clojure.

1 Backlinks

Recent changes