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take notes about 5 essential things about people:
[N] - Index a [n]ames of other people another person knows:
n1: your neighbour
n2: your friend Y
[O] - Index physical [o]bjects that other person is related to:
o1: your car
o2: your airplane
[P] - Index physical [p]laces the
other person is related or
have been to:
p1: NY, where we first met
p2: the place you said you have been with Y (n2)
[E] - Index [e]vents related to the other person:
e1: the day when you got back from X conference
[S] - Index [s]ubjects that you have discussed in more details
with the person you are taking notes about:
s1: the project ABC that we have talked about (e1)
In short, do [N][O][P][E][S] to take meaningful NOTES about
other people's (or even one's own) lives to remember them
(P.S., presently I am not sure, weather all the most important
human experiences can be classified into these classes, but
it seems so.....)
||Well thanks for solving all of social psychology. It had us puzzled there for awhile :)
||It's just a way of making up for missing people memory in oneself. For example, I sometimes have trouble remembering whether I've mentioned a subject to a specific person before if I've mentioned it to others.
- Remembering a person's social network with a mnemonic for "N"umber seems completely arbitrary. (You could also index a "N"umber of objects, events, or beanie babies.)
- Other categories could be media discussed and/or consumed; and perhaps things like values, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, food allergies and preferences: innate qualities that you might pick up (or be told by someone else), but that might not be discussed directly at length.
||Something like this would benefit from a hypertext note-taking system, because sometimes you want to look at it per day, sometimes per person. It could be prototyped on top of a Wiki that allows embedding fragments culled from multiple sources in a page.
||// for "N"umber seems completely arbitrary. [jutta]
||So, it's better to use it for "Names":
||[N] - for Names (of persons, organizations, users)
[O] - for Objects (physical things, owned properties of N)
[P] - for Places (geographical, spatial locations, where N, O can be found)
[E] - for Events (temporal locations with associated N,O,P,S e.g., projects)
[S] - for Subjects (propositions, topics to talk about, existing in minds of N).
||Nopes :) Pretty much everything what NSA collects.