The Simple Software That Could—but Probably Won’t—Change the Face of Writing

Some people worry that with the advent of the word processor, early drafts of important work no longer survive. When a writer hits “Save” he creates a snapshot, sure, but a snapshot which overwrites his earlier work. So unless he’s particularly conscientious, the only draft he’ll end up with is the draft, the one he publishes.

see also an interesting conversation about the now-largely-defunct etherpad software that inspired this article.

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