Then in April 2013, I decided I would capture EVERY THOUGHT as it happens.

It all started April 2013… well this process.
Since the age of 11 years old, I’ve been obsessed [on and off] with the concept of a Thought Collector. I wanted to be able to THINK, and have it stored. DONE.
Tried so many ways through the years, all while going through regular life.

Then in April 2013, I decided I would capture EVERY THOUGHT as it happens.

And so I did.

Six months and thousands of index cards later, it finally tapered off. I still have to scan them all in, but it gave me a good idea of how my brain works, its timing, where thoughts come from and how feelings interplay… and this combined with a heavy study of CogSci and trying to map out ‘The Brain’… and mathematics, and circuits and whatever the heck else I could get my hands on.

The process continues. The website was part of the outcropping.

I don’t save every thought anymore, but I did it once and it’s not hard.

I set up piles of index cards in common places, with a pen next to them.

That was it. I was always within distance of something to capture a thought on – one per index card.

Sometimes I’d layout four or five index cards as conflicting thoughts came in at the same time, vying for attention, but I got them all down.

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