[OS X TeX] TeX and the wild wild world out there

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 15:27:30 EST 2006

Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> Being a good mathematician requires
> (1) to prove important theorems,

Yes, but by that token there are very few mathematical researchers. 
Importance is in the eyes of the beholder. If you are up for tenure …

> (2) the proofs of which should be as simple and elegant as possible 
> (which I refer to as the mathematical form)

That is the Gauss viewpoing. Myself, I prefer to see by what meanderings 
the proof was arrived at.

> (3) and lastly, the typographical form should be beautiful (which is a 
> minor point) and well readable (which is an important point).

See my previous arguments in that respect.

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