Augumented Plain Text
I firmly believe that plain text is the only format that matters. Let’s ignore multimedia for now. I want all my data to be a text file. A parsable text file. If I want it to be encrypted or compressed, I can do that myself.
One of the cooler use cases of plan-text is Org Mode. However, recently I’ve discovered Org Roam, which augments it with SQLite while still being solely based on text files. The notes are just plain old .org files. But to make connections between notes (and since it’s based on Zettelkasten, there will be lots and lots of references), the extension creates an SQLite database.
Ingenious. The database is just an addition to make it easier to work the meat is still just a text file.