Covers "a new class of apps called “Integrated Thinking Environments (ITEs)”... [and] NOTE framework, used to describe the specific feature sets ITEs provide... examples and some future directions".
The term ITE riffs off "Integrated Development Environments... provide developers a comprehensive set of tools ... a kind of augmented cognition for programmers... automating some of the work... freeing... programmers to think ... more about design and development".
Integrated Thinking Environments (ITEs) thus provide tools to make thinking easier, enabling us to be more innovative - essentially what I want the MyHub CMs to be (so the term may deserve it's own tag here). They're a subset of note-taking apps, which generally I find too unfocused to help writers write.
"the best way we have of working with our thoughts is to instantiate [represent them in an information system] them as notes". To turn a basic note-taking app or second brain into a ITE, we need to "consider how we can best parse and compile notes into useful things". To think about these features, the article describes the NOTE framework - "four dimensions of ITEs:
Individual features fall into these basic categories. A detailed analysis of how well each app implements these four categories would help identify key competitors and open water.
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