Yes. I have a slight hostility towards Roam Research. And there are reasons for that. Some of which come out in this recording. Thus, I’m explaining the concepts and alternatives to the tool so that you can find a better system in the long run.

There are so many of these knowledge tools coming and going that it’s hard to keep them straight. But what happens if you boil them down to the concepts and ideas for each input and every output? Do you need the power of each one? And if you can get down to these individual components, what tools can truly serve your purpose?

This was such a fun overview to give of plain files. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes of the course that this was based on.

I’ve been on a progression towards anti-proprietary for a few years now. I couldn’t have explained it that way when I started, but it is now becoming a sort of mantra for me. I don’t want to be locked into a set of software and I want to control my data.

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