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Plaintext Files

Last updated May 27, 2023

Similar Markdown, plaintext files are future-proof.

Every device, including ones long gone, and ones not invented yet, can read and edit plain text. Whether future virtual reality, or a chip you can implant in your earlobe, plain text will be there. Will Microsoft Word? Evernote? Notion? Maybe. Maybe not.

Plaintext files are:

  1. Portable
  2. Un-Commercial
  3. Offline
  4. No Dependencies
  5. Easiest to convert

Read more on Write plain text files | Derek Sivers.

Origin: Markdown vs Rich Text
Created 2023-05-27