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Germ of an Idea System

Taking kernels or germs of ideas in various ways from various sources and storing them for later processing, preserving provenance, audit trails and contemporaneous evidence. Then those ideas can be upgraded and transformed manually and automatically into other systems and documents such as project management, contacts/CRM, transaction logs, white papers/research documents, etc.

Taking kernels or germs of ideas in various ways from various sources and storing them for later processing, preserving provenance, audit trails and contemporaneous evidence. Then those ideas can be upgraded and transformed manually and automatically into other systems and documents such as project management, contacts/CRM, transaction logs, white papers/research documents, etc.

Technically, capture an idea or data and store in a URL based document, preferably valid HTML with discoverable URL. The new document need not be publicly accessible. The document can link to any combination of the following:

  • picture of 
    • business card
    • landscape
    • device
    • napkin sketch
  • location of note
  • time
  • description
  • selection from a web page with link/cite
  • formal/informal tags/metadata hints
Then the idea/kernel/germ document can be used to create any combination of:
  • to do/task
  • contact record
  • footnote of a document
  • idea brainstorm
  • historical evidence
  • white paper
  • blog post/Tweet/complex document
And that the new or appended records and/or documents can cite back using a URL to the originating inspiration/germ of an idea. 
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