Digital gardens

Reposted A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden.

Gardens are never finished, they’re constantly growing, evolving, and changing. Just like a real soil, carrot, and cabbage garden.

The isn’t how we usually think about writing on the web. Over the last decade, we’ve moved away from casual live journal entries and formalised our writing into articles and essays. These are carefully crafted, edited, revised, and published with a timestamp. When it’s done, it’s done. We act like tiny magazines, sending our writing off to the printer.

I’ve been reading and mulling over this for days. I still don’t know what to make of it, and what it means for me. But there’s something here. It could be profound.

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