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 learn why.

You can reach me on Twitter or Mastodon, or you can email me using this contact form.

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.

Supporting the Plain Text Project

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