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.