[OS X TeX] Re: Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 10:35:07 EST 2009

On Jan 25, 2009, at 10:01 AM, Jason Davies wrote:

> Alain Schremmer wrote on 24/1/09 at 21:45
>>> If 100 years is asking too much then we are all in BIG trouble.
>>> Print everything!  [?!]
>> Well, there is a lot of writing from a long time ago that has  
>> survived.
> only because they were copied out. Even inscriptions on stone have  
> a haphazard fate...

Of course.

What I was thinking of is how short-lasting electronic media are and  
of  the major problem already being faced with electronic archiving.  
A lot of data that was input, say, twenty years ago has already been  
lost while books would probably have survived. Also, think of the  
year 2000 scare: there was a lot of code still being used that, by  
that time, only machines could read.

> it's a doomed venture, people...we can but fight the tide....

I am not sure I follow your drift ;-))


More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list