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