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Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:20:10 +0000
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Chris Rowley writes:
 > > its amazing how the tens of millions of Web users out there happily
 > > use this inferior technology, isn't it.
 > Indeed, it is so amazing that I simply do not believe it.  The WEB has
one has to start asking if you and I inhabit the same world! yes, of
course Web heads all want better and better and better wotsits, but
the growth of Web usage is *surely* undeniable evidence that it
satifies some basic needs? what else is happiness?

 > Would you be happy to have to do all your Java course on-line, without
 > a decent printer available?
why do yo think i have a printer available as I do my course?

 > > of course, many are not 20th century mathematicians...
 > And I am sure that the world is a better place for that:-)?
 > Puts on statistical hat: I suspect that the proportion of this dying
 > race that uses the web is very high compared with the whole of the
 > great unwashed.
i was talking abolute numbers, not proportions. hence the word "many".

 > lot of basic stuff in common.  Thus in the context of this list, there
 > is no need to make a large distinction but just to extend our idea of
 > what a document is.
sure, no large distinction. but Lucida New Math vs CMR is a detail

 > Even more interesting: I think that PDF is an excellnet medium for
 > viewing on screen, and printing if needed, a 10pt CM math document.
 > And we happy breed of people, the 20C pure mathematicians, now do this
 > a lot thanks to the efforts of our professional bodies (and maybe some
 > publishers too;-).

am curious to hear what your professional bodies have done to help you
get your 10pt CM PDF documents up.