Re: Re: Mathematica 126.96.36.199 and some General Comments
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- Subject: [mg97227] Re: [mg97187] Re: Mathematica 188.8.131.52 and some General Comments
- From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
- Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 05:54:24 -0500 (EST)
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Prof. Siegman, I seriously doubt that you have ever seen a significant topic presented in a completely active and dynamic Mathematica notebook. If you had, I don't see how you could possibly confuse it with the alternatives you list below. A comparison with PowerPoint is especially outlandish! If you are going to compare two things then it is only fair to look at both of them. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: AES [mailto:siegman at stanford.edu] Unfortunately here we have to part company. Your second sentence above makes it seem as if you've never heard of PowerPoint -- which is very possibly "the dominant method of publication and communication in the technical world" today -- along with QuickTime, HTML, Flash, Word, TeX, LaTeX, the entire Adobe product line, and the ever expanding set of online and multimedia journals and innumerable personal and institutional web sites, all of which, working together quite constructively in most cases, are nearly obliterating "static printed documents", in the technical world and everywhere else.