On Microsoft Word

MG Siegler and I are of the same mind on this:

I haven’t used Word in years and I do feel that my life is better as a result. As a writing tool, it’s awful. It’s like visiting the world’s largest, most garish salad bar when all you really want is a nice side salad.

I don’t even use Pages on the Mac, except on rare occasions.

As a writer whose work is all published online, a full-blown word processor is way more tool than necessary. All I need is a great text editor and Markdown, and I’m set. Works terrifically.