Fractality of Software Tools

  • Notion, Roam, Muse, file systems feel "fractal":
    • blocks within blocks in Notion
    • boards within boards in Muse
    • bullet points within bullet points Roam
    • folders within folders in file system
  • hash-maps are also fractal
  • Figma is not fractal - tabs, canvases and layers are all different things, and can't be nested ad infinitum
  • fractal tools seem to give more freedom, but at a cost - how to Orient Myself in these possibly infinite structures (also mentioned in Places in Software)
Szymon Kaliski © 2021