At least, it made Brian give me a weird look. 😉
I’m considering doing all my composing in plain text rather than Open Office or AbiWord. Why?

  • More portable–easier to sneak in work on other machines (*coughcough*the office*cough*).
  • I won’t need to convert the story to text to submit it to Critters or my email-based crit group.
  • This way I get the full benefit of all of subversion‘s features, including diff and conflict resolution. Plain text also takes up less room in subversion’s repository.
  • Zippier performance–I noticed a significant drag in saving my NaNovel.

It’s really the subversion benefits that convince me. I’ve already had to resolve a conflict with a binary file. Ugh. I’d really rather not do that again, but knowing me, I will.