About

The Plain Text Project comes out of slightly twisted mind of Scott Nesbitt, a Canadian writer transplanted in New Zealand. Oh, and that's me.

As I just mentioned, I'm a writer. I'm not a techie, and don't pretend to be, but I've embraced plain text for most of my daily work.

Years ago, I was attracted to the simplicity of plain text for doing a lot in my life — writing, managing my tasks, organizing my day, taking notes, keeping a daily journal, and more. For a few years, I was seduced away by more glamorous software and web apps, but in the end I came back to plain text. Why? Read this article to find out.

Where (Else) To Find Me on the Web

Here are a few of the other places where you can find me on the web:

  • The Plain Text Project, where I look a working and being productive using plain text
  • The Monday Kickoff, where each week I curate nine links to interesting, enlightening, and sometimes infuriating reads
  • Weekly Musings, my newsletter in which I share a new essay each Wednesday
  • Random Notes, my occasionally-updated public notebook
  • Opensource.com, where I'm a Community Moderator and write about free and open source software from the perspective of the non-technical person

Licensing and Such

This site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. What that means is you can use what you find here in any way you want — in its current form, as part of a remix or mashup, or as the basis of something else. Just remember to 1) to give me credit, and 2) refrain from using my posts for commercial purposes.