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    “Plain text sufficed because there was no alternative, no superior way to convey complex data.”

    Yet the idea is conveyed in plain text.

    I think alternative forms of media are complementary to plain text, but there’s still value in something that can be read (and easily read offline, or printed, or copied and pasted (like you quoted), etc…).

    Links go a long way in making plain text less plain.

  2. Joel Alleyne

    Text is the way we communicate in western civilization – yes, probably the best we have, but graphics and video afford us an opportunity for a richer / high-bandwidth experience. Note as well, earlier humans used more graphical means (hieroglyphics and the paintings on cave walls).

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