[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

Robert Love rblove_lists at comcast.net
Mon Jan 19 15:36:38 EST 2009

I work at Johnson Space Center and I can say that many _old_ papers  
were TeX based.  Today, JSC is dominated by PCs and MS Office  
prevails.  There was once even an investigation of if the government  
violated it's own competition laws by going exclusively PC.

Today, there are a few Macs at JSC but most desktops run MS Office  
anyway.  Kinda sad, actually.

On Jan 19, 2009, at 10:54 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> There was a reader report on Macintouch last Saturday:
> http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/iwork09/index.html#d17jan2009
> Briefly, it was claimed that 95% at NASA produced tech reports using  
> Word/MathType, and that many of the less than 5% written in TeX  
> could not be processed in a timely way because of macro problems. I  
> would guess that the real problem was that NASA was not providing  
> proper guidelines for TeX use, and most likely lacked TeXpertize in  
> their Technical Publications office.

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