# Finding the Wiki (was: Re: [OS X TeX] Tex to rtf converter)

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 08:48:54 EDT 2010

On Aug 5, 2010, at 5:50 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:

> Unlike a mailing list that has as many contributors as posters, a
> website (and a wiki) has a limited number of contributors. Both
> exist and stay up to date for as long as those contributors are
> willing and able to do so. A mailing list is likely to have a
> longer life span simply because the pool of contributors is larger
> and those cease to contribute are more likely to be replaced.
>
> The wiki is an excellent resource, as are the many other websites.
> It is true that a lot that is still out there is no longer current
> so please, keep up the good work. It all adds to what makes TeX a
> such a great experience. I have delighted in reading (and keeping)
> Adam's and others' posts in past. Of course we all lose patience
> and need a change and we are are entitled to choose our destiny.

(1) Another difference: I learned mathematics in schools (one-way)
but stone work by watching and talking with stone-masons (two-way). I
learned LaTeX from Companion 2ed and from LateX-masons (all but one
on this list.).

(2) I noticed two absences in the wiki: (Note the absence of any joke
here.)

(a)	sage on the mathematics helpers page.
(b)	a page for pieces of code that do a specific thing. Below are
examples of what I mean and which I would post on the wiki should it
be appropriate.

Best regards
---schremmer

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