Read it Later on Emacs, Information Intake and Writing
Recently I read Tiago Forte's post about Read-it-Later flow. It piqued my interest.
I've used several tools to manage my information intake:
- elfeed for following interesting sites that has RSS support
- Firefox Reader View to remove clutters of any articles on my browser
However, not every interesting sites offers RSS. I still open many browser tabs, especially when browsing Hacker News feeds.
Pocket solves the problem of remembering my feeds and allowing me to come back to them, without fear of missing out.
What’s more interesting is, Emacs brings the tooling to the next level.
I think so after I discover pocket-reader.el:
With these handy tools, reading text, taking notes, absorbing information and writing about them is all in ONE place.
After reading some productivity books, and trying some note-taking flow, I come to realize: Any tools that get me to write more is good.
Writing is producing. And every output, even produced years ago, is inspect-able, grow-able, improvable, and reusable.
Emacs turns out to be that versatile tool that I can customize and morph to fit this philosophy.
And with pocket-reader.el, it converges my information intake down to the familiar Emacs interface, and prompts me to write more.
I’m excited to adopt the flow and see where it leads!