[OS X TeX] I'm done with TeXShop as my main editor

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 19:05:44 EST 2006

Matthieu Masquelet wrote:

> But to someone who is outside of this war, don't you think they both 
> look a little bit crazy?

A few years after the Mac came into being, my two-year college got a 
singlw Mac into its "computer room" that I would occasionally use to 
finish something I had started at home. One such day, a professor of 
secreterial sciences, whom I had taken a typing course from, came in to 
use one of the IBMs but asked me about the Mac although saying 
immediately that the students had to learn how to use IBMs because this 
was all there was out there.

So, I was showing here MacWrite pointing out that I had whole lines of 
text on the screen when some guy from the computer department said 
something to the effect that this was rubbish for "toys", what with 
their mouse, unfit for serious machines but that he could make his IBM 
do it too if we wanted. So, while I was giving my collegue the usual 
tour on the "toy", the guy from CS furiously tinkered with his serious 
machine until finally and triumphantly he called us over to show us how 
he could … scroll horizontally on his 80-character machine to see a 
whole line, not all at the same time to be sure, but a whole line 
nevertheless. My colleague and I were able to keep a straight face but 
he was utterly and completely convinced that he had "shown us".


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