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There have been 2 changes to Maggie Appleton's Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden since it was first created (Jan 2, 2021).
Most recent changes*
*N.B. these change messages aren't always optimised for public readability
- Add takeaways on MA's brief history of DGs 1/2/21
- Add notes on MA's Brief History and Ethos of the Digital Garden 1/2/21
Maggie Appleton's Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden(view externally)
If you're looking to get started in understandingthis piece by Maggie is an extraordinarily good piece.
If you just enjoy lovely and thoughtful prose and illustrations, I also recommend that you read it!
For me, here are some of the thoughts that stick with me:
- In a way, digital gardens are reclaiming a philosophy of the early web. Scrappy, unfinished, not necessarily worrying about it being beautiful - more a "here is my own piece of the web", a marker of territory and identity.
- Digital gardens are on-trend! Lots of really interesting people are looking at them, which is maybe a sign that