Re: Journals dying?, apparently rather slowly (was ,

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg106894] Re: Journals dying?, apparently rather slowly (was ,*From*: Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>*Date*: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:35:48 -0500 (EST)*References*: <27994965.1264251543203.JavaMail.root@n11> <006e01ca9c5f$6e81d8b0$4b858a10$@net> <hjh86s$r4d$1@smc.vnet.net> <hjjqf2$91h$1@smc.vnet.net>

Nasser M. Abbasi wrote: > "Richard Fateman" <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote in message > news:hjh86s$r4d$1 at smc.vnet.net... > >> If I had an excellent idea and I wished to publish it, I would certainly >> shy away from a presentation >> that required the reader to own a Mathematica license, > > You do not need a license to use the free Mathematica player. Just like you > do not need a license to open a pdf file using the free pdf reader? > > --Nasser > > > OK, I'll go further and even say this: I would certainly shy away from a presentation that required the reader to own a free Mathematica player. Why? 1. Most people do not have it, while most people DO have Adobe Reader. 2. Getting a copy of Mathematica Player seems to require that you supply WRI with your email and other information. 3. I suspect that downloading Mathematica Player to a computer in a public library would not be allowed. I can imagine circumstances in which I might require a Mathematica Player, but I would generally hope to make my (presumably mathematical) statement independent of that. (example circumstance: if I were writing a paper whose topic was the Mathematica Player itself.) RJF