Richard Ng

EdTech, Climate, Future of Work, DE+I

🧑‍🌾 You're in my digital garden - a tangled web of incomplete and rough thoughts.

There have been 2 changes to Eschewing the evergreen since it was first created (Jan 2, 2021).
Most recent changes*
*N.B. these change messages aren't always optimised for public readability
  • Link to internal note on Digital Garden TOS 1/2/21
  • Extract out personal garden principles into separate notes 1/2/21

Eschewing the evergreen

are an appealing concept.

I deliberately work under a "non-evergreen" mindset, though (which I think is more to do with terminology of 'evergreen' rather than the actual definition).

For me, the term 'evergreen' has connotations of 'should always be green (i.e. full of vitality and bloom)', whereas my digital garden is explicitly


This is important for me to consciously adopt as a principle because it overcomes my


has a taxonomy of notes:

  • seedlings
  • budding
  • evergreen

which I'm attracted to, partly because it could also serve a nice way of

for each note, as suggested in 's (which I'm intending to base off).

(It's also, clearly, a lovely thematic fit with 'digital garden' and 'evergreen' notes!)