Thank you, John Gruber. Thank you for Markdown.
I love Markdown. I write my posts in Markdown. I write my notes in Markdown. I write everything in Markdown. If you’re unfamiliar, Markdown is basically an alternative to HTML. It lets you make your text bold or italic without having to know things like
</i>, though you probably should use CSS instead of those HTML tags. I digress.
The reason Markdown is so important is that it’s everywhere. You may have used it without even realizing. Lots of forums allow Markdown in your responses. If you’ve ever included a link in a Reddit comment then you’ve used Markdown.