TextEdit can also be seen as the one computer program that comes the closest to being a private analog diary. TextEdit’s format encourages users to fill the white block of space without a filter, no matter how raw and personal it is. Frank Ocean’s words about his sexuality are certainly personal, and his choice to express himself using TextEdit and publish an image of that file underscores the point that he’s writing with complete sincerity.

Leor Galil in “Frank Ocean and pop music’s online identity in 2012” for the Chicago Reader

I love this. Never considered it’s importance, but then I remember that a majority of the personal posts I make here are written first as notes on my phone or TextEdit on my computer. Sometimes it’s easier to write when you have nothing else distracting your thoughts. 

(via britticisms)