[OS X TeX] Threads on MacIntel

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jun 10 16:23:03 CEST 2005

Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 10.06.2005, at 15:49, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> My apologies, then.  I'm sincerely sorry if I offended anyone or  
>>> caused any one to feel that they wasted their time reading posts  
>>> off the topic of TeX.  I hesitated to post this type of info here,  
>>> but saw that several others were seemingly interested in this  
>>> thread, and so I posted two messages.
>>> Just for the record, I DON'T mind when others on this list do  
>>> occasionally post what is not always strictly TeX related, as the  
>>> folks on this list generally have thoughtful, provocative ideas  
>>> about all manner of things -- including TeX!
>> I certainly second that.
>> By the way, Spiegel's "could we please restrict the discussion on  
>> the PPC -> Intel change to LaTeX related issues?" would seem to  
>> eliminate "TeX" related issue.
>> More generally, I think that such admonishments are perilously  close 
>> to censorship by intimidation.
> I actually wanted to stay out of this thread since its whole idea was  
> to reduce traffic but I think this reply is really weird and  
> completely misses  the tone. I mainly asked for something and clearly  
> said that I'm aware that others might disagree. In no way did I try  
> to intimidate or censor anyone.

I am sure you didn't but, IMO, it had what is called in the US a 
"chilling effect", a concept which I had never encountered in my 
previous life in France.

> If the majority on this list doesn't  share my opinion -> fair enough, 
> go on. For my part, I'm on this list  to discuss (Xe)(La)TeX related 
> issues and in this area the  implications of the Intel switch are not 
> very severe.

I lied before and I did glance at the messages before trashing them and 
this is where I learned that "the  implications of the Intel switch are 
not very severe".

Regards to all
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