(Community Matters) It’s no surprise I’m my husband’s biggest fan. He knocked it out of the park in yesterday’s performance of How to Use Evernote, his new 30 minute monologue performed at Frontera Fest.
excerpts: Your life would make sense if you could only remember.
Because it just takes one memory, one redeeming insight, and it’s close. You’ve seen it flash and fade before you can grasp. You curse your feeble memory even as you remember that you’re programmed to forget, that sanity depends on forgetting. You forget that. . . .
But now, there’s Evernote, an online filing system for your every thought. If you’ve got the courage to embrace the full adventure of yourself, Evernote is your ultimate memory upgrade. . . .
apply the Hegel add-on to your original note and spawn its antithesis, its flip side, because what you remember is the Shadow of what you’ve managed to forget. . . .
download Heidegger. This applet searches your notes for clues to your way of Being in the world. Most of this is distraction, cognitive conformity, close correlates of what others think. By process of elimination, Heidegger finds the seeds of your authentic self. That’s what you’re looking for, what you’re hiding from. . . .
Evernote comes with a warning: Once you’ve got categories, you’ll make things fit. That’s why you need the Kierkegaard script. It monitors your curiosity level, your capacity to hold conflicting ideas, your mental reflexes. If your filing system is
holding you back, Kierkegaard spontaneously deletes all your tags and restores you to the bare metal of pure observation . . . .
Kierkegaard says that a real insight compels action. That’s how you know. Evernote has tagged your unfinished business. Hegel and Heidegger are rooting for you. . . .
Download the latest Evernote assistant, the Zuhrmerly add-on. One keystroke disperses everything, your notes and tags, all your memories and secrets, explode into cyberspace and land randomly in the virtual backyards of your social network. . . .