[OS X TeX] personal package : following 2

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sat Dec 25 18:07:31 CET 2010


On Dec 25, 2010, at 11:51 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>
> On Dec 25, 2010, at 10:20 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>
>> I feel I'm being attacked for trying to help :-(.
>
> I really don't think so. What is happening, I think, is nothing  
> personal but just the usual reaction of the "anointed", something  
> along "Hey, I had to learn it, why can't you?" I find the same  
> reaction among mathematicians: By presenting mathematics in less  
> than all its splendid rigor, you somehow debase it. Witness what  
> happened to Poincaré. In my experience, though, both in mathematics  
> and on this list, slowly but surely, people change.


Actually, I do know I'm not being attacked. I should have turned the  
smiley around.  But I agree with your analysis of the situation.

Alan

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