[texhax] Updating the morehelp package
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Wed Oct 4 17:18:16 CEST 2017
DC> From: David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>
DC> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:29:11 +0100
DC> sure but unlike traditional use (where we have no idea how many users
DC> there are) these online systems can count their users
DC> so if sharelatex has a million users that is almost certainly an
DC> increase in total tex usage overall.
Sorry for nitpicking, but this is not correct. The data show the
*number* of users, not the *increase*. I suspect many ShareLaTeX
customers used LaTeX quietly for quite some time.
As a consultant I had customers you would never suspect using TeX:
physicians, lawyers, shipping companies... Since then I always
thought the number of TeX users was much greater than the usual
This means, by the way, that I disagree with the point about rush of
new users. We have the same users, they just became more visible.
He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
-- Lao Tsu
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