developing ideas over time is made possible by the recording and re-working of notes and ideas.

I often find that I think I have a ‘new’ idea, only to find that I made a similar note months, or years earlier.

If I am able to easily retrieve the old note, I can build on it, and the old thought + the new thought might give me some unexpected insight or connection.

See many of your best ideas are ideas you've already had.