[OS X TeX] New Mac

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 08:01:43 EDT 2006

On 9/18/06, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> However, the fact is that we, at universities or research institutes,
> paid and funded on taxpayers' money, often cannot afford this. It's
> already difficult enough to convince administrations that one needs a
> Mac, when, for one third of the price (certainly an exaggeration, but
> that's what I'm usually answered by administration people), one could
> get a Dell with similar functionality.

Physicists have a lot of equipment and a lot of money to get slaves to
do graphical work for them, Chemists have it too + heater to make a
tea and coffee (used  for some of their experiments too) + pure
alcohol to drink (and to dissolve something occasionally). Biologists
have refrigerators for their lunches (and specimen) and alcohol again.
Justice requires for mathematicians cool computers :)

If the administration paid fines for spam sent by virus infected
windows computers, counted time wasted by system administrators to
deal with windows computers, counted all this antivirus s/w to be
purchased, all crashed HD to be restored ... and remembered that "We
are not that rich to buy cheap goodies"

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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