[OS X TeX] TeX is not for the faint of heart

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed May 5 21:56:19 EDT 2004

They require unavailable?
Surely Mr Gerben You Must Be Joking.  (Since I don't know what your 
background is, let me say that it was the title of a book by a physicist 
a long time ago. I couldn't resist.)

As for me,
I do /not/ like to skim and I /do/ read stuff that is very hard for me 
to read.

    (1) I do it because I want to (But I don't like to spend time trying
    to read what I don't have a chance to understand at this time.)


    (2) I don't like to have to do it when it is only to do something
    else that will have to wait. I don't think anybody would like the
    owner manual of their car to be unreadable (to /them/) but necessary
    for them to drive to the movies.


Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On May 6, 2004, at 01:59, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> (3) I do not understand what the argument below is about. Why can't 
>> the information be available to those who want it and "ignorable" for 
>> those who want to?
> I agree. But you learn something every day. There are people who do 
> not like 'ignorable'. They require unavailable, because 'available + 
> not understandable' frustrates them.
> The funny thing is that there is a collection of psyche's out there 
> who are really incompatible and they all want that one program to do 
> what their psyche likes. You want to skim and not read. Someone else 
> wants to know what is going on. Someone else does not want to be 
> confronted with anything he does not understand.
> G
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