Markdown is the new Word 5.1

Kevin Lipe, on finding a text editor as simple and uncluttered as Word 5.1:

The truth is, there’s a solution now that’s most of the way there: Markdown and a good text editor. That’s the new Word 5.1. Think about it: a program like TextMate has almost no window chrome, and opens almost instantly. You start typing, and that’s all you have to do.

I do almost all my personal writing in Notational Velocity, formatted in Markdown. It’s a nearly perfect combination.

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