Quantum OS is my operating system which in no way suggests I am a computer. Rather, it is a set of notes that describe the rules and standards I have determined are best to manage my digital information as I see fit.


Organising Digital Knowledge Across Multiple Systems describes in detail where I store documents and how I organise them..

Overarching principles

Managing content

Knowledge and records stored within my Personal Knowledge Management system are subject to the following rules and guidelines.

I want to……manage the Digital Garden
Attach a filePhoto, image and attachments guidelines
Tag a journal entryTagging Journal Entries
Add Map of ContentsMaps of Contents Guidelines
Add a sourceSource guidelines
Add a property or tagProperty Guidelines | Tag Guidelines
Check for consistency/errors+Index for QA
Rate an itemHow I Apply Ratings
Specify a headingHeading Level Guidelines

Selection of Landscapes

There are no hard and fast rules about what Landscapes are assigned to a note. I try to fit the descriptions as close as I can.

Productive Laziness and The Garden Shed are very close to Quantum OS in nature and the difference is subtle. They reflect the general approach and Quantum OS is my specific application. Theory and practice.