Notes from a Floating Life Thoughts about productivity, digital living, and leading a simpler life

Can You Live Your Life in Plain Text?

That’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years. And over those years, I’ve done that to varying degrees. But for whatever reason, the WYSIWYG world always dragged me back.

But once again, I’m giving the plain text life a shot. This time, I have a plan. Actually, I’ve been building up to that over the last six or eight months. My main tools for doing that are text editors on my laptop and my Android-powered devices, typerighter.com, Markdown, and Todo.txt. And, of course, my brain.

So what am I trying to prove by doing this? That simplicity and productivity can go hand in hand. That I don’t need complex tools to do my work. That I can be productive by going back to basics. Will it work? Just wait and see …

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