Why Ceasar Bautista Wrote His Own Personal Encyclopedia

Since 2013, Caesar Bautista has been writing his own personal encyclopedia.

Let me repeat that: for the last 6 years, he has been writing an encyclopedia, for himself, of everything he knows.

You can see some of it live here: memex.cc. But most of it lives in a bunch of files on his computer.

To create Encyclopedia, Ceasar, a software engineer at venture capital firm Signal Fire, built an open source Flask app that lets him write and compile full-fledged articles on every topic with Wikipedia-level detail and exactness. 

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