The Verge’s Thomas Houston wrote an interesting article on how he works and more importantly his way of building a digital memory using Evernote. He saves links, web clippings, Kindle annotations, hand-written notes in Evernote. Evernote employs Google search and presents it along with global search.
I have previously used Evernote. I would make more use of Evernote if it had a decent Linux client. One important aspect of Thomas Houston’s workflow was that he isn’t worried about digital clutter it might make. It is in fact a good idea to dedicate a notebook to digital ramblings. If I ever search similar term on Google, I will be able to see it along with other results.