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Plain Text for Students and Researchers

I write in plain text whenever I can for several reasons, but you might wonder how this actually works for something like a paper for class, a journal article, or a dissertation. Can You Write a Dissertation in Plain Text?…

Formatting Unformatted Text

I’ve posted before about how I prefer to take my notes in plain, unformatted text. This might seem a little extreme, but in fact, using plain text doesn’t mean you have to give up formatting altogether. Markdown A few years…

The Case for Plain Text

When I take notes, I like to write them in plain, unformatted text. Tech luminaries on the Web have been advocating plain text for a while now (David Sparks, Brett Terpstra, and Merlin Mann to name a few). I’ve also…