Friday, August 10, 2001

More on plaintext and lock in Vikas Kamat comments on my plaintext article and notes how this simple format helps documents outlive the email client. As he puts it: "plaintext rules for the same reason the paper rules -- because it is not dependent on anybody for its dissimilation." Well said. Lock-in is the single greatest inhibitor of productivity and innovation for technology providers and consumers alike (very large essay on this soon).


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