Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg97260] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments*From*: ADL <alberto.dilullo at tiscali.it>*Date*: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:07:17 -0500 (EST)*References*: <goqphr$lt2$1@smc.vnet.net> <29950094.1236414353638.JavaMail.root@m02>

Maris Ozols has made a practical suggestion, which SHOULD be discussed further about the possibility to really implement it. Other comments are, to me, difficult to understand. Just a few examples: 1) genuine bugs (in the interface or wherever, where they can be clearly identified as such) should be fixed by Wolfram as soon as possible and free. 2) If Mathematica intended application is only teaching, ok. I thought it could be used also for active and serious engineering and scientific efforts. If I misunderstood, I am sorry, but probably that's why I am asking for something better. 3) All the previous comparing to PowerPoint and Money is frankly difficult to understand, a part from being a smart artifact to lead the discussion astray. I understand that criticism is hurting to people who are genuinely putting all their efforts to make Mathematica big and beautiful. This is not (at least by me) under discussion. What is under discussion is the overall direction. I continue thinking that the direction undertaken by Mathematica developers is leading to a niche product without much practical relevance. ADL