[OS X TeX] [OT] Matrixes (Matrices)?
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Jun 21 16:47:28 CEST 2006
On Jun 21, 2006, at 9:01 AM, Michael Williams wrote:
> 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
>> slightly. :P
> 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-
> (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
> 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
> weight around.
To Michael and others,
Actually, all the ``off topic'' discussion says, at least to me, good
things about this list since it has been my experience that helpful,
friendly lists tend to promote/encourage the discussion of things
that are off topic. I also tend to agree with others who have said
that as long as the subject indicates that the post is ``OT'', it can
be safely ignored by those who wish to do so.
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