The Story of Markdown

From Issue #53

Someone wrote a nice history of Markdown, from its roots in atx and Textile.

I enjoyed this quote from the legendary Aaron Swartz:

I’m sick of bringing my writing down to the level of the computer. Why should I have to cover everything in annoying pointy brackets just so it knows what I mean?

Bonus: did you know there’s some structured text history from the Peanuts comic strip?

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