Apps and Notes: If You Can't Live without Them, You Have a (Solvable) Problem
It's time to craft a future-proof workflow
The connection between control of our notes and control of our money (and other important things) lit up my brain yesterday. When I got up this morning, it was bubbling away and wouldn’t let me rest until I’d written it down.
This is what I wrote on the pkm.social instance of Mastodon that I’ve been calling home for the past week:
Your notes are a form of personal currency.
Leaving these notes in an #app that doesn’t give you control over your data is like leaving money — that’s not backed by precious metals — in the bank.
Both could be frozen, or disappear, at any moment. No, that’s not scaremongering. If you think locked-in notes data and CBDC sound awesome, I’d invite you to explore the definition of true #freedom.
If you must use a locked-in app, you’d better have a robust #backup system in place.
What’s that? App X has been around for years, and millions of people trust it? Oh, that’s nice. But our present fiat currency …
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