3.388 TeX, cont. (20)

Wed, 23 Aug 89 21:37:40 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 388. Wednesday, 23 Aug 1989.

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 89 20:50:05 CDT
From: Richard Goerwitz <goer@sophist.uchicago.edu>
Subject: TeX, SGML, etc.

This point has been made before, but it needs to be underscored: Writers
are typically overburdened with concerns that are basically extraneous to
their task of putting ideas into written words. The less they have
to think about things like orphans and widows the better. TeX is to the
writer somewhat as assembler is to the programmer: It permits very close
control over details that simply don't concern the vast majority of peo-