Chris Rowley writes:
> Even more eternally, it is the unique public de facto archival and
> communication language for research activity in a range of disciplines
> around mathematics ... and in this sense it is growing in importance
> even now.
gracious. the signs are all around us, I see it now.
> But this has very little to do with TeX the program or LaTeX as it is
> being discussed here.
except that I question what this is all for. we have (in my view), five
things kicking around
1 TeX the typesetting engine
2 TeX the typesetting markup language
3 TeX the archival-files-which-must-format-identically
4 (La)TeX the style design language
5 LaTeX the authoring language
which is the important bit? which is the "unique public de facto
archival and communication language", exactly?