On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 6:07 PM Jon Steinhart <jon@fourwinds.com> wrote:
Blake McBride writes:
> I suppose #4 was my whole point about both TeX and troff.  They're both
> great tools.  Perhaps people used them in the past because there weren't
> many other solutions.  You had to learn them.  These days people prefer the
> simpler tools such as Word, OpenOffice, etc.  Although they can't produce
> the same quality, they can produce sufficient quality with a smaller
> learning curve.  Don't get me wrong, I despise Word.  I just don't find my
> feelings echoed very much.  Some things TeX and troff are going to need in
> order to continue:

I disagree with your characterization that things like Word are simpler tools.
They're way more complex than troff or TeX, both in code and usability.

We'll have to agree to disagree.