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Maybe I don't know much about Markdown, he says

John Gruber — the creator of Markdown — commenting on Markdown editors and their trend towards hiding the syntax.

Maybe I don’t know much about Markdown, but my understanding is that the whole point of it is to provide a syntax where the most common HTML tags for prose can be replaced by simple punctuation characters that are meant to be visible to the writer.

A joke so dry you’ll need a glass of water when you get it.