From: Dr Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd.

May 2006

To: Our Scientific Word/WorkPlace/Notebook Technical Typesetting listChristopher
Since you're interested in producing beautifully typeset mathematical/scientific documents with Scientific Word or Scientific WorkPlace, we'd like to suggest you take time over your morning coffee to read this lovely article about the life, the character and the humour of Donald Knuth. Without Donald Knuth - physicist, mathematician and computer programmer - there would be no TeX, without TeX there would be no LaTeX, and without LaTeX there would be no Scientific Word/WorkPlace as we know it.

We only came across the article today, and have put the story on our web site in PDF form - click on for the link. It's 236k, and makes 6 pages of delightful reading. Enjoy your coffee!

As you know, we only Email the Scientific Word family three or four times a year. But, as always, if you no longer wish to remain on our mailing list so as to receive information of updates and new developments, a simple Email or postal reply to this effect will suffice. Alternatively, you could let us know how much you enjoyed it...


Christopher Mabb, Scientific Word Ltd., UK
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