Text files are the cockroaches of the modern information ecosystem.

They might not look pretty and they scare kids, but they are SUPER well adapted and functional and they'll survive almost anything short of total hard disk failure.


@natecull yes, exactly
no amount of format churn or deprecation will make text files unreadable
pretty much the only files from the 90's I can still do anything with are text files

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