Looking through johnaugust.com for something to add to the Inneresting newsletter, I saw this post from 2006:
WriteRoom 2.0 is in beta, but there’s nothing spectacularly different or better than plain old 1.0. Either version is worth checking out.
As for the inevitable question: Could I write a script with it?
Yes, no, maybe.
I’ve actually had conversations with two gurus of web markup about creating a simplified screenplay markup that could be imported into “real” screenwriting applications like Final Draft.John August, “I heart WriteRoom”
It’s a post that predates the first version of Highland. It’s the seed of an idea.
It’s almost 15 years since that post, and finding it now gives perspective on the work that happened between then and now on Highland.
Imagine how hard it would be to get that sense of perspective if that rave about WriteRoom had been a tweet.
It’s not easy to archive or look back on tweets. The service is designed to encourage a focus on the immediate present.
I’ve thought a lot about the value of having my own blog, and what social media is really good for, and this moment clarified something for me:
Having a blog is better for a person to be able to look back on what they were thinking. It’s a way of sharing something with your future self.