Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 12:30:33 PST
"Joseph S. Barrera III" wrote:
> I said, because it was prettier.
I heard you. I can even relate, because I whack off to
pretty typography, too. Must lie in the family, my
mom used to run the lead linotype for many years.
> Doesn't that count as a hard reason?
No, unfortunately. Nose candy makes me feel good, too, but
I don't sniff it, either.
> If not, then why use Word / TeX / troff / etc?
> Why not just text and (on those special occasions) nroff?
If I can convert it to dead tree which you can read with
built-in readers (peepers), you can use hethitic hieroglyphics,
or EBCDIC, or termites trained to shit Antiqua, as long as the
result post formatting is the same. Or if you can convert it
into a billion of formats, automatically.
> Why use proportional fonts, ever?
In mail? I don't. Some ASCII formating assumes fixed-width
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