Re: nice troll (was: All this resource-fork AKA multiple stream nonsense)

Arvind Sankar (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 11:46:54 -0400

On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 08:47:50PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Rodger Donaldson writes:
> > On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 01:20:12PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> >
> >> I don't think I have _ever_ seen a compound document represented as a
> >> directory. I know that TeX users do it sometimes, but they aren't normal
> >> users anyway. Ask a random MBA, art student, or secretary what "TeX" is.
> >
> > Perhaps, before pontificating on the needs of `real users,' you should
> > try talking to some of them. Many of the arts students I know use TeX
> > and LaTeX regularly. And store their compund documents in directories.
> Let me guess: you provided personal instruction.
> Most of the computer science students I know use M$ Office.
> I think I met a TeX user once... maybe. What planet are you from?
> At least the CS students could mostly tell you what TeX is,
> as long as you pronounce it like the "Tex" in "Texas".

This just depends on what university you went to, probably. Every cs student
I met used TeX.

-- arvind

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