[Oberon] Re (2): suggestions for documentation.

eas lab lab.eas at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 21:27:54 CEST 2014

pdf & other fairy-formats are a curse.
I was reluctant to fetch Wirth's recent <PO*>.pdf, but it's brilliant, and
luckily I didn't miss it.
I've discovered a novel 'format', which is very valuable for my present
conditions, but I'd never try to force it on others, like narcotics, as pdf
and Wintel does: I filter html & pdf and TextToSpeech them and listen to
them, lying down. In 1975, Alvin Toffler explained that the 2nd-wave
society, of syncronized, regimented schools, factories ...etc. are being
replaced by the-3rd-wave: flexi-time.
>From my repeated 'listenings' I've appreciated how Wirth has grasped
the vital human interface aspects, which no one else here ever mentions:
the bandwidth of vision; the eye-hand coordination, the subjective
impression of the user ...

Despite using ETHOberon since the 90's 300 days a year, I'd never
previously realised that each Frame/view is a task <a live object>.
Never before having had the BIG picture spelled out, I've missed a lot.

== Chris Glur.

When will we have ETHO running on ARM, eg.  rPi?

On 4/3/14, Douglas G. Danforth <danforth at greenwoodfarm.com> wrote:
> Darek,
> Several years ago I played with LaTeX and MikTex but gave up after 2 days
> of fumbling around.  Never could get it to do anything decent.  But then I
> was not well motivated.
> -Doug
> On 4/3/2014 10:15 AM, Darek Maksimiuk wrote:
>> Doug,
>>   The systems comes with some pieces of  LaTeX engine (in this case it
>> is MikTex: http:\\www.miktex.org <http://www.miktex.org>).
>>   You can go for yet another combination (on Windows):
>>     - LaTeX + TexStudio (http://texstudio.sourceforge.net/
>> This is a full blown typesetting system with zillions of fonts,
>> strange symbols (music notes, chemical symbols, etc.), and  .... it is
>> backward compatible :)  - I can still make nice documents out of my 25
>> years old source files.
>> Cheers,
>>   Darek

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