[OS X TeX] [OT] Matrixes (Matrices)?

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 17:24:54 CEST 2006

Michael Williams wrote:

> But seriously, weeding through stuff I'm not interested in is not my 
> idea of fun. 

As Matsoukas pointed out, the stuff is flagged so there is no need for 
you to weed.

> I accept that it goes with the territory of being on a public mailing 
> list,

???  You speak as if some sort of hardship was involved. I don't see it.

> but there are degrees, and I think this list's signal-to-noise is 
> deteriorating.

I had not noticed. Plus, one human's signal is likely to be another 
human's noise.

> On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:28:54AM -0400, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> In fact, nobody is forced to read anything. In fact, nobody is forced 
>> to receive this list.
> Indeed. However, I'd love to continue to read interesting and useful 
> posts about TeX on OS X, which, correct me if I'm wrong [*], is what 
> this list is about.

I had not noticed that the number of posts about TeX on OS X had 
decreased and there is no reason why it should since there is no way 
that anything could crowd out anything else.

> [*] Seriously, do correct me if I'm wrong.

Moroever, at times, there is nothing in the arcane discussions that 
interests me and there is probably nothing in the idiotic question I ask 
that is of any interest to the people who, in fact, have helped me.

>> I am constantly amazed at how ready many people are to censor.  But 
>> then this has absolutely nothing to do with TeX. Or does it? Maybe 
>> the Microsoft list is better managed.
> Asking that we remain on-topic is not the same as censorship.

Yes it is. For as long as I have been on this list, there has been a 
considerable mix of topics and the list has been remarkably stable and 
diversity is what makes it stable and trying to do a bit of "cleansing" 
would be just as counter-productive as in the ethnic case. And, as I 
pointed out above, diverstiy is also what makes this list useful and 
interesting and why

> I'm not sure how the M-word is relevant

I am certain that diversity is not a household name at the Gates.


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