6000 words discussing the differences and why you might choose one over the other

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My Note-taking Background

This will be a long read, but hopefully a helpful one for folks trying to decide between these two applications.

For some background, I am a fairly long-standing Roam user, having used the application since around February 2020 up until the last few months.

Let me start…


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The Discovery of Viagra

In 1989, sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient for Viagra, was failing.

Classified under the low-priority project, UK92480, sildenafil was undergoing testing in South East England as a potential new agent for the treatment of high blood pressure.

The results were underwhelming.

It was so close to failure that people weren’t coming to meetings. I mean, you know how people sort of smell failure and disappear? It was that close.

— David Brown (Pfizer chemist); Excerpt from Bloomberg Interview

The team were given an ultimatum. Come back with results or the project gets canned.

Fortunately, that’s when results began emerging from…

Niles Wyler

A would-be writer, trying my hand. Interested in tools for thought and the anti-productivity movement.

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