Link: The Spark File

Steven Johnson, author of _Where Good Ideas Come From_, keeps a [spark file][]. It’s a version of the [“one Big Text File”][] idea that circulated, as [one commenter][] put it earlier this year, in the “mid-naughties.” There are plenty of [one-file][] [approaches][], and [rejections[], and even variations like [one-directory][] approaches. The canonical entry is probably [Doctorow’s][].

[spark file]: https://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/8d6e7df7ae58
[“one Big Text File”]: http://www.43folders.com/2005/08/17/life-inside-one-big-text-file
[one-file]: http://dougtoft.net/2011/08/27/creative-habit-capture-ideas-in-a-big-ass-text-file/
[rejections]: http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2005/08/living_in_text_files.html
[one-directory]: http://danlucraft.com/blog/2008/04/plain-text-organizer/
[Doctorow’s]: http://www.craphound.com/lifehacks2.txt

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