Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Windows 7 is cool. Almost.

I noticed in the preview of Windows 7 over at Tom's Hardware that the example image they give for handwriting recognition (above) has a little mistake in it. That's clearly "alpha" over "capital beta", not x over capital beta. Neat nevertheless; Maple has had this since version 10, I believe, released a few years ago.

I think Latex will still be the gold standard in mathematical typesetting for a long while, though. You can barely handwrite \int{\sum_{i=0}^n i\omega/(i-x)(i-y)} \lim_{x\to\infty}f(x)=0 or whatever as quickly as I just typed that in. Or am I just turning into an old fogey, like Richard Stallman and his interesting web surfing style?

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