[tex-live] Ruby interpreter for Windows in the TeXLive distribution?

Giuseppe Bilotta bilotta78 at hotpop.com
Fri Jun 30 23:43:20 CEST 2006

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 21:29:36 +0200, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

> Mass market need computers for which the user has no effort to
> provide. Tasks people need should be accessible easily, quickly,
> effortlessly in a way that seems unthinkable to (some) computer
> scientists. If I believe in something that is stable wrt humankind, it
> is that people will always chose the solution that requires the less
> effort. People on this list are certainly not of this kind.


If you want to drive, you have to get a licence and some training.
Even if driving a round is a task you need. You don't need to become a
mechaninc to learn to drive, but you need to know a minimal set of
things about the way cars work, plus all the rather complex rules
about on-the-road behaviour.

You don't let kids near acid bottles or guns, because you know they
can't handle them and could get hurt.

Computers should be no different: they are complex tools with complex
functionality that can do a lot of damage. No one should be let near
them without some minimal training.

Windows has made things worse, not better, by giving the illusion that
training is not needed.

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

"I'm never quite so stupid
 as when I'm being smart" --Linus van Pelt

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