To think-in-draft is to engage in an open-ended process of enquiry, without the need for any certainty, conviction or conclusion. A declaration of thinking-in-draft allows you to flex into active +protosynthesis—without fretting about the accuracy, veracity or durability of any stance that seems to manifest. This is hard to do in the +Open Web, but possible to do in the privacy of your own journal, or amongst friends in a trusted space.

This process is similar to ‘thinking aloud’—but by pre-emptivly declaring an intention to ‘think-in-draft’, an audience can (hopefully) be primed to display the ten qualities of a thinking environment (as described by Nancy Kline in Time to Think). If your audience is unfamiliar with these qualities, the declaration—at the very least—might serve to ward off any premature criticism and convergence, whilst ensuring your unfurling curiosity is not mistaken for certainty or conviction.

Linked notes from the grimoire ⦅⟠⦆