Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Codex Vitae

I've come across Buster Benson's attempt at a Codex Vitae, which he got from Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and I'm hooked. This is an idea that has come to me on its own, and I've made some personal attempts at it. But having a name for it, seeing others pick up the idea, it makes it feel more validated and more real.

I am not sure what form my own Codex Vitae will take. Will it be public or private? Will I update it ad hoc or develop some rules around when and what to update? What topics are on and off the table for it? But I've got literally the rest of my life to figure that out.

A project I can't finish until the moment I die? This is kind of perfect for me.

1 comment:

verte said...

Having a few words to reconsider each day, month, and year is a fantastic idea. Time to put together a Codex Verte (: I don't think I care too much for the philosophising, which looks like it was the main point, but I guess some like to have their identity written down somewhere.

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