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 Re: What is "base" LaTeX Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]> Thu, 26 Nov 1998 09:07:45 +0000 text/plain (39 lines) Chris Rowley writes:  > > No. You can't review articles.  >  > What???? We can, and do, all the time. You may really mean we cannot  > (without some cost) administer this process.  >  > > You can't provide easy searching and access  > > to all articles in an area.  >  > This is certainly something that should be provided a t a reasonable  > cost by the correct type of organisation. it baffles me why academic mathematicians feel able to turn into economists at the drop of a \hat. you concede that the things you want done cost money, but then you blame publishers for providing the service and charging you. sadly, we dont live in a socialist world, so probably not worth shedding crocodile tears for an ideal world that we have *did* exist  > close connections with publishing, are clearly part of the mathematical  > community and employi at senior levels academic mathematicians rather  > than "publishers". i am sure the senior publishers at places like this are happy to have their academic backgrounds dismissed so lightly  > I do know that maths is very different in the requirements it makes of  > intra-document search engines. This is one, of many, reasons why the in what are you different from chemists or physicists, to name but two obvious examples?  > as is, has delivered what is needed in this area). And again, here,  > it seems unlikely that, even given the right languages/tools,  > publishers will be able to provide useful added-value in this area  > without using specialised mathematicians to encode documents.  > we have those "specialised mathematicians", thanks, they are called "authors" :-} sebastian