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Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:51:28 +0000
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 10:17:46AM +0000, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> TeX, per se, failed in its attempt to take over the world.

Did Knuth ever intend to "take over the world"?
In the Introduction to the TeXbook Knuth says that TeX was intended
"especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".

In this area TeX _has_ taken over the world,
and there is absolutely no evidence that *ML
is challenging its pre-eminence.

Timothy Murphy
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