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The point is that this site is literally about plain text files, i.e. not using a markup format or other adornments.

We use other media to learn and talk about every medium. So what?

You do at least recognize that you guys are bagging on OP, right?

Just let it go man. Vannevar Bush was essentially talking about hypertext (and the semantic web) in the late forties. MIME types didn’t exist until decades later. It’s a jargon term and a concept, and the jargon term is often rendered as a single word.

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