Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm Always up for an Argument (In My Dreams)

Last night I had a dream in which I was arguing with someone about mathematical typesetting and user interfaces. I was defending LaTeX, and he was all over MathType. I was trying to explain (unsuccessfully) that any software that requires use of the mouse for things that could just as well be done from the keyboard (like *cough* *cough* Blackboard) is inherently inferior. I don't remember how the dream resolved.