[OS X TeX] OT: Ancient things (was: Synchronization)

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 16 14:25:25 CEST 2010

On Fri, 16 Apr 2010 07:15:16 -0500, Herbert Schulz
<herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2010, at 4:15 AM, Martin Wilhelm Leidig wrote:
>> Well, that’s not really old.  My family’s house is documented back to
>> the 14th century (we are entitled to carry shield and spear in defense
>> the city walls of Kulmbach ;-), I live in a town founded by the Romans
>> 89 (and made a civitas in 98), my last car was a Saab 900i from 1990
>> (sold last year, still running), my work Macs are a PB G4 and a
>> G5 (and I sometimes use a Quadra 840AV).  Even so I’m using a
>> updated TeXlive 2009.  ;-)

> The conception of OLD and NEW are very different in Europe vs. the
> States. I remember visiting a small town in England where the NEW Church
> was built in the 1600s; that would be very OLD in the United States and,
> most likely, would no longer exist.

Old and new is relative. But I must admit I was taken off guard when told
about the new college in oxford (http://www.new.ox.ac.uk/). It is indeed
relative, as there are older colleges in Oxford.


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