I’m Jim Brown, a retired chemical engineer who did most of my work in the environmental field. Playing with personal computers has been a hobby since 1977, but most of my user experience with computers was in the corporate world with Microsoft products. That said, I’ve had my own web page since 1997 and spend a lot of time playing with and learning about computers. In my retirement, I volunteer at the McGrath Computer Learning Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, teaching other seniors how to improve their use of computers. This blog is dedicated to recording my efforts to master the use of plain text for information storage and retrieval.