The Sequences vs evergreen notes
- They try to give labels to concepts, and are not afraid of coining new jargon in order to make subsequent thinking clearer
- They package atomic insights into notes or blog posts, to be cited in other places in the work
- They link out in a wiki-like fashion so readers can crawl the site to find prerequisites, related thoughts, and so on
Some big differences are:
- Andy does not seem to view his evergreen notes as a final product; rather, they are a base of knowledge to pull from when writing an actual public-facing product such as an essay. In contrast, Eliezer views the Sequences as the main product.
- Evergreen notes are constantly revised, whereas the Sequences were written down so as to externalize a coherent worldview that Eliezer already held.
- Evergreen notes pages tend to be much smaller than a typical post from the Sequences.