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 Maggie Appleton's Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden since it was first created (Jan 2, 2021).
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  • 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

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If you're looking to get started in understanding

, this 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Digital gardens are on-trend! Lots of really interesting people are looking at them, which is maybe a sign that