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Hans Aberg writes:
> Using raw TeX (with macros) is of course what many pure mathematicians did
^^^^
presumbly the applied ones are lesser mortals?

> and do because of the past problems with LaTeX.
in what sense is LaTeX something over than "raw TeX with macros"??? oh,
you mean where you write all the macros? i am interested to hear that
you don't use such commonplaces as \alpha and \sqrt.

> Whereas the low computer screen resolution of today is a problem, it is

its amazing how the tens of millions of Web users out there happily
use this inferior technology, isn't it. of course, many are not 20th
century mathematicians...

if you want a document to read on the screen, why not design for the
screen? of course, if you work towards an A4 page with 1 inch margins
and 10 pt Computer Modern math, and display it in PDF with the full
page, it looks like a set of bird tracks.

sebastian