[texhax] Doubts regarding the TeX & Latex

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Jul 25 16:23:46 CEST 2003

Herb said:
>  If so, I must protest. Microsoft is the best thing that ever happened 
> to computer users, ever.

I'll have to remember that the next time a Word document gets 
repaginated merely 'cause I tried to update the index.

>         As for money, Bill Gates is the greatest humanitarian 
> charitable giver in the history of the human race, and the profits 
> Microsoft makes are minuscule in comparison to the power he has given 
> people to control information without being beholden to the 
> technocratic gurus of this world.

Right, one is instead beholden to the technocrats at Microsoft and at 
their mercy re: whether or no bugs get fixed.

Moreover, he achieved his fortune by steamrolling over other companies 
which often had much better technologies or architectures---take a look 
at Jerry Kaplan's book _StartUp_ for one example of this.

As regards doubts on TeX & Latex, well, ``The TeX Showcase'' should 
dispel any such:


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