Here is the statement of Lo-fi production technologies. They are said to be "stable and free. They consist of and/or can retrograde to:
- Plain text files (.txt, .xml, .htm, .css, .js, etc.)
- Plain text editors (Notepad, TextEdit, pico/nano, vi, etc.)
- Single-media files (image, audio, video) in open formats
I think this approach is "commendable" and "ingenious," even though it is more trouble than it is worth. What you really want for a complicated (or life-long) data-store is a database. What you also want is easy import and export capabilities that reliably allow you to transform your content into plain text files, HTML or whatever you desire. You should not always have to work with these simple formats and their inherent limitations. The only applications you should definitely avoid are those that "lock you in" or make it difficult to export to plain text.
To use text files in the way described by adherents of this method seems to me the equivalent of mowing a five acre meadow with a Push Reel Mower. Heroic ... perhaps, but not the smartest use of effort and time.
No further comment!