alternatives to the concept of a page, Gutenberg press vs LCD screen

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at
Fri Aug 30 17:54:15 CEST 2019

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 8:12 PM Peter Flynn <peter at> wrote:

> Yes, most publishers treat appearance as the single most important
> thing, because they believe their reputation is based on appearance
> rather than content. They are convinced that they need to control
> appearance first, before anything else. They are wrong, of course, but
> changing their minds is VERY DIFFICULT.

Oh well....appearance is what drove the creation on TeX in the first place.
It was Knuth disgusted with Addison-Wesley typesetting of his books after
the demise of the Lynotype that lead to it -- and NOT problems with the
content. Appearance is extremely important for the presentation of
mathematical texts.

Paulo Ney
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