[OS X TeX] Kudos to everyone

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Feb 27 04:07:17 EST 2006

Hi everbody,

I just wanted to let you know that I just brought my PhD thesis to  
printer. It's a thesis in film studies on the subject of the science  
fiction and the following passage is among the acknowledgments:

"Angesichts meines Themas erscheint es mir auch angebracht, all den  
Programmierern zu danken, deren Software es mir ermöglichte, mich auf  
Arbeit zu konzentrieren, anstatt mich mit Computerproblemen  
herumzuschlagen. Ohne Donald E. Knuths wundervolles Satzystem TeX  
hätte ich diese
Arbeit gar nicht schreiben können. Dank gebührt ausserdem den  
Mitgliedern der TeX on Mac OSX Mailing List, die mir immer mit  
Ratschlägen zur Seite
standen, insbesondere Gerben Wierda und Richard Koch sowie dem  
BibDesk-Team, das nicht selten in bester Science Fiction-Manier meine  
Wünsche und
Anregungen innerhalb weniger Tage umsetzte."

This roughly translates as follows:
"Consideirng my subject, I find it appropriate to thank all the  
programmers whose software allowed me to concentrate on my work  
instead of fighting with computer troubles. Without Donald E. Knuth's  
wonderful layout language TeX I wouldn' t have been able to write  
this thesis. Thanks must also go the members of the 'TeX on Mac OSX  
Mailing List' who always assisted me with good advice, especially  
Gerben Wierda and Richard Koch as well as the BibDesk Team which  
regularly, in real science fiction manner,  implemented my wishes and  
suggestions almost immediately."

Again, thanks to all of you, you definitely improved my life as a PhD  


Simon Spiegel
Mutschellenstr. 97
8038 Zürich

Telephon: ++41 43 535 81 71
Mobophon: ++41 76 459 60 39


"I have never been certain that the moral of the Icarus myth is, as  
is generally accepted, 'don't fly too high', or whether it might also  
be thought of as: 'forget about the wax and feathers, and do a better  
job on the wings." Stanley Kubrick

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