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Introduction

Why Udin

German psychologist **Hermann Ebbinghaus** pioneered experimental studies of memory in the late 19th Century, culminating with his discovery of *“The Forgetting Curve.”* He found that **if new information isn't applied, we'll forget about 75% of it after just six days**.

Udin helps you with that by helping you incrementally accumulate knowledge as you learn it or accumulate key insights while you research a certain topic

When You read a book, article, tutorial or even watch a video **there are always few points that you take out of those**. you usually bookmark or highlight them but they are **lost** soon after

Name

**verb** verb: din; 3rd person present: dins; past tense: dinned; past participle: dinned; gerund or present participle: dinning **make (someone) learn or remember an idea by constant repetition.** *"a runner-up, he dinned into them, was a loser"*

Spaced Repetitions

In the late 19th century, **Herman Ebbinghaus** (a psychologist) was the first to systematically tackle the analysis of memory. “With any considerable number of repetitions, a suitable distribution of them over a space of time is decidedly more advantageous than the massing of them at a single time.” **Spaced repetition** mitigates the effects of the Forgetting Curve. When you revisit the material a number of times, the pieces of information you retain strengthen, instead of quickly fading away.

Features

- [x] Simple interface to input learnings - [x] Add rich content with markdown - [x] Add charts, diagrams with simple markdown like syntax with mermaid - [ ] Add rich math equations, details with Mathjax - [ ] Quickly Search your learning in realtime - [x] View Content in a simple cheatsheet like structure - [ ] Visualize the content with autogenerated mind maps - [x] Follow specific users - [ ] Follow specific topics - [] Use memorization techniques like spaced repetitions to fully keep the topics - [ ] Clone and contribute to other peoples content and build yours

Inspiration

Commonplace book

The philosopher John Locke understood the importance of cross-referencing as early on as 1652, when he began developing an elaborate system for indexing the content of his **commonplace book** – essentially a scrapbook of interesting thoughts and findings. Such books formed his repository of ideas and hunches, maturing and waiting to be connected to new ideas. A [commonplace book](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonplace_book) has been used by many creative minds through history.

Quotes

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” - David Allen

"To teach is to learn twice" - Joseph Joubert.

*“Education is really just a process of self-discovery — of developing a sense of self and what you think. I think of [it] as this great mechanism of connecting and equalizing.”*- Bill Gates

*“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.”* - Henry Ford

*"Knowledge workers succeed not based on what they know, but rather how they learn,"* - James Marcus Bach

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” - Marie Forleo

"Yes, if you can reduce many, many complicated phenomena to a few equations that’s great beauty. What is poetry? Poetry is a condensation of thought. You write, in a few lines, very complicated thoughts. And when you do this well it becomes very beautiful poetry. It becomes powerful poetry. It becomes concentrated poetry and that is what we are after. " - Chen Ning Yang

The Feynman Technique

1. Identify the subject. Write down everything you know about the topic. 2. Teach it to a child. Write it in the simplest possible form 3. Identify your knowledge gaps. **Organize** + **simplify** + **Tell a story** [Richard Feynman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman)