[OS X TeX] [OT] Matrixes (Matrices)?
williams at astro.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 21 15:01:16 CEST 2006
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 09:39:22AM -0700, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
>Apologize for the off topic message, but I figured I could actually
>get more accurate answer here since it is slightly technical ... very
Perhaps it's just me, but I've noticed an awful lot of recent posts to
this list starting off by admitting that what they're about to ask is
Am I alone in finding this a little irritating? If you know it's
off-topic, it remains off-topic -- even if you know that knowledgable
people are reading it.
While I realise and agree that MacOSX-TeX considers anything TeX-related
(OS X or otherwise) on-topic (and OS X related TeX stuff doubly so), and
I welcome the the uniquely friendly and responsive community, I wonder
if this general mandate is seeing us drift into generic academic,
desktop publishing and OS X questions.
Does anyone agree, or am I being a pedantic misanthrope? I'd be
particularly interested in hearing from Gary and those extremely helpful
people who post more often than I do, since I have no wish to force my
view on the list.
I really don't want to single out Jung-Tsung Shen here. I'm sorry if I
come across as crabby or as a mostly-lurking subscriber throwing their
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