Digital Garden Philosophy

The original version of this document was modified to better fit my needs; you can find it at the link below.

Digital Garden Terms of Service

For Visitors

Welcome! You are now browsing a Digital Garden. This is my personal space for learning in public. I am a lifelong learner so everything is a work-in-progress like me, but I do not let perfectionism get in the way. That means that what you read here is not authoritative or complete, and is not representative of my best work.

What is a Digital Garden?

Learning in Public

However, it is representative of my interests and current state of knowledge, and if you have the same interests, then this space is also yours to use as a reference. Feedback and social sharing is welcome - that is the whole point of being public!

1. Right to Be Wrong

I have a right to be wrong or incomplete in my Digital Garden, either due to scarcity of time or knowledge. Please do not hold this, or my readership, against me because I will keep learning. Everything in this garden is a living document and I will retract or rephrase things I no longer agree with.

2. Constructive Criticism

You are expressly welcome to comment on, tear apart, counter-argue, or outright disagree on anything here. No compliment sandwich needed; I learn most from critics. I will listen to you but I don’t promise to agree with you. Please also suggest what else I should include, read, watch, or listen to, or tell me what you would have written instead.

Better yet, write a better version of what I did and publish it in your own garden. I’d love to read it.

3. Attribute, don’t Plagiarize

Don’t plagiarize. Everything in this garden that is my own work (i.e. not subject to other stated copyright terms) is licensed CC-BY 4.0 which requires that you provide attribution if you use all or part of this garden. Please feel free to take ideas and riff off them, but don’t plagiarize.

For The Gardener

1. Consideration of Others

2. Epistemic Disclosure

In the spirit of this, the practice of disclosing epistemic status and effort originates from Devon Zuegel. I don’t think this always needs to be disclosed—if it is obvious from context, for example—but it never hurts.

Epistemic Statuses

3. Response to Feedback