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Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 2, 2020 at 09:37 AM

 

Yes, I discovered Taking Note comparatively recently (from this forum, I believe), and very much enjoyed Manfred’s broad range of references.

 


Posted by Christian Tietze
Dec 8, 2020 at 01:52 PM

 

Someone reached out on Twitter and asked if I knew anything about what happened to the blog. I immediately came here, knewing someone here had to know something. It’s really sad to see the blog gone. In the context of the 2015 announcement, this is less of a surprise. Didn’t know about that phase of MK and the blog until today.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Dec 8, 2020 at 06:49 PM

 

I reached out to Manfred to let him know that many people on this forum have lamented the loss of Taking Note. He wrote back and told me that his wife has Alzheimer’s and with the pandemic he is her only caregiver, a job that takes most of his efforts and time. (He gave me permission to share this here.) But he was grateful to learn that his blog had meant a lot to the folks here. What he actually wrote was, “I appreciate it more than you can know.”

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Dec 8, 2020 at 10:07 PM

 

Stephen,

I am sorry to learn that Manfred’s wife has Alzheimer’s. Understandably, his hands are full, especially at this time of pandemic. I will keep Manfred and his wife in my thoughts and prayers.

Please let Manfred know that I am one of the people who very much miss his blog.

Back on 27 December 2015, I had written: ‘I also am saddened that Manfred Kuehn has announced he will no longer blog. Take Note is always interesting and, while as the name suggests, it is mostly about notes and note-taking, I find Manfred is delightfully eclectic in his writing. I learn a lot from his posts, and will continue to dip into Take Note’s archives for it seems whenever I do something new and interesting awaits.’

Since then I kept going back to his blog, reading the occasional new post. However, in the process, I think I managed to read all that he had posted over the years. Many of his posts I have read more than once - all-in-all a most satisfying read. It would indeed be good if an appropriate home on the web could be found for his posts. Perhaps someone here could approach Manfred about the possibility, and with his guidance take it on. Given the upsurge in interest about note taking, and a new generation of note taking apps, such as Obsidian, Notion, and Roam, I think there would be an appreciative audience for Manfred’s posts.

Daly

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
I reached out to Manfred to let him know that many people on this forum
>have lamented the loss of Taking Note. He wrote back and told me that
>his wife has Alzheimer’s and with the pandemic he is her only caregiver,
>a job that takes most of his efforts and time. (He gave me permission to
>share this here.) But he was grateful to learn that his blog had meant a
>lot to the folks here. What he actually wrote was, “I appreciate it more
>than you can know.”
> >Steve Z.

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Dec 8, 2020 at 11:10 PM

 

In my quote from 2015, it should read Taking Note, not Take Note. I apologize for my carelessness.

Daly

 


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