The virtual TeX guru (was Re: [OS X TeX] TeX is not for the faint of heart)
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Thu May 6 10:36:01 EDT 2004
On Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 10:15 AM, Jérôme Laurens wrote:
> The problems are
> - printing
That's so 20th century :/
> - it can take too much time to get the answer
Usually less than posting and waiting for a reply.
> - in general you know where to look for some information because you
> already read the doc
There's that read the doc bugaboo.
> - you cannot carry every book/doc when you are travelling with your
You're mistaking me for someone Apple wants to sell hardware too --- I
ain't got no PowerBook, and until Apple does a replacment for my
Newton, I ain't buying nothing from them.
Instead, I've got a ``manuals/tex'' directory on my penslate, w/ the
best of the on-line references loaded into the library in the Glassbook
Reader program --- lshort, memman, psnfss2e, TeX for the Impatient &c.
(this is party of why I did the free on-line typography books list)
Saves a lot of wear and tear, esp. on work's copy of _TeX for the
and my pen slate is probably smaller than the copy of _The LaTeX
Companion_ which I'm waiting for.
>> There's a new, up-dated _The LaTeX Companion_, and some of its
>> proceeds goes toward funding LaTeX3 --- what more could a typical
>> LaTeX user want?
> a dynamic, searchable, electronic TeX companion
Well, I've got a ``periodicals/tugboat'' directory too, w/ all of the
on-line TUGboats... and for years I've been saving interesting posts
from comp.text.tex and filing them away into a ``texts/tex/...''
I've also saved pretty much every message from this list and texhax and
the latex3 list in Mail.app here at work --- all searchable, need to
look into transferring that to my pen slate.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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