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03 Feb 2009

Excellent post by Alex Payne on apps that recreate the filesystem

If you want to store data of differing types within a lightweight organization system, I encourage you to check out the filesystem.

And a suggestion I’ve been living by with great success:

If you don’t want to be forever accumulating applications, store stuff as plain text on the filesystem. It’s dead reliable, you can shuffle it about however you want, and you’ll be able to search through it quickly, even without an index.