[OS X TeX] New iMac

Adam M. Goldstein z_californianus-dated-1260258737.58c9a9 at shiftingbalance.org
Thu Dec 3 08:52:14 CET 2009

On Dec 3, 2009, at 1:38 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2009, at 10:20 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> Thanks Herb, Dick, and others, it worked.
>> So now I typeset the book I am writing. About 500 pages with hundreds of illustrations.
>> Typesets in the Terminal in 2.135 seconds.
>> For me, this is unbelievable.
>> GG
> And, as another reference point, 25 years ago, I was writing a book on a Mac Plus, and delighted to get a beautiful page of output every 45 seconds. That means a factor of about 10^4 in 25 years, which equates to an annual increase of processing speed of close to 45%. 

And now we can't make the excuse, "my TeX document is compiling" when we are seen surfing the web or whatever other distraction we've created for ourselves! This is progress, I suppose. :)

Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
z_californianus at shiftingbalance.org
(914) 637-2717 (msg)
Dept of Philosophy
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle NY 10801

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