[OS X TeX] Re: Worrying about MS (was Keeping this list healthy)

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 17:02:37 EST 2006

On 12/14/06, Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:
> B. Ludvigsen wrote:
> >I have used this standard reply for the last 10 years. It is sent
> >automatically to anyone I know to be under the age of seventy,
> >including the administration of my university
> >
> >
> […]
> Here is the iteration I have finally settled on:
> You have sent me a text file in .doc format. This is a proprietary
> format wholly owned and solely controlled by the Microsoft corporation
> with all this obviously entails. As such, I find it unsuitable as a
> format to be used publicly.
> It is all the more unacceptable to me as all you needed to do was just
> to copy-paste your document into your email as plain text or, should you
> have felt that its formatting was essential, to save it as RTF, PDF or
> HTML, all non-proprietary formats, before attaching it.
> Please do not construe this notice as an unwillingness on my part to
> read your message, but, and I apologize if this is an inconvenience to
> you, inasmuch as you appear to feel that your message was not important
> enough to convey in a socially responsible manner, I am afraid that you
> will have to consider it as having remained unread.

And THESE people accused me in M$ bashing :-) :-)  :-) :-) :-) :-)  :-) :-)

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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