Jul 20 2018

All Hail .txt Files

Since ~3000 B.C. written records have existed -- they keep the world organized and document history. In the modern age, this could simply be a .txt file.

The .txt file will never become obsolete (unless computers themselves become obsolete). Google Keep, Apple notes, OneNote? I'm not so sure.

What about web apps? Sure, things can be optimized with create-react-app, but why not start with a true MVP -- a .txt file. This has one of the best returns on investment.

Encryption? PGP. Search? Grep. Augmentation? Awk. Replace? Sed. There is probably a program for your needs.

Text files can be for everyone. Go one step at a time, and optimize when it makes sense to.