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Re: Useful Dumb User Questions

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  • Subject: [mg9057] Re: [mg8988] Useful Dumb User Questions
  • From: wall at bacon.ethz.ch (Ernst U. Wallenborn)
  • Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 01:42:37 -0400
  • Organization: ETH Zurich
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mark Evans <evans at gte.net> writes:

> In one day I have received several answers to my post.  Three out of
> four are in agreement, while Jens-Peer Kuska's reply is a shining
> example of exactly the condescension I am talking about.


You mean he didn't agree with you and you have a problem with that.

 
> The comparison of Mathematica with Microsoft Windows is nearly exact. 
> Both products have a commanding lead in their field, both are hard to
> use in many ways, and both have a lot of hidden behaviors that only the
> home company knows about.  Both also claim to make your life easier!


And both are totally different products with totally different
goals.

 
[snip]
> Version 3 is an amazing product, but keep in mind that other programs
> have allowed typset input for a long time, although I won't name names
> because of the way in which this newsgroup is moderated.


Is it? I didn't know that.




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Ernst-Udo Wallenborn
Laboratorium fuer Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zuerich


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