Obsidian as an example of a general trend toward interoperability and users-in-control

Hi, all,
Smart (and enthusiastic!) take on Obsidian that opens into a general discussion of people wanting to own their own data and get away from siloes.

Thought it might be of interest.



I think an interesting counter to this is something like Onshape. It’s a cloud CAD platform that does more than I could ever dream of doing locally using files. It’s all database driven, and though you can get your data out in standard formats, the platform excels precisely because it has moved away from files.

Otherwise, give me plain text every day for any information that is contained in human language.