At 10:57 AM 3/27/97 -0600, Bob Dilligan wrote:
>I believe you need the Hebrew version of Windows 95 to run get Word to
>support Hebrew. This will mean installing two versions of Windows 95 on
>your system via System Commander or some other multi-boot utility.
Have to get this off my chest: AHHHHHH.....
Today I went so see a dear friend of mine who gave birth to a son two
weeks ago. The most beautiful boy I ever saw.
The first thing that springs to mind when I read Bob's (possibly
correct) reply is: all this computer stuff, it's in its infancy. It's
small and helpless and only starting to be something. That holds for
Windows 95/NT, and that holds for SGML, its applications, and the
software to process it even more. It's only starting to be something. We
need tips and tricks and a whole lot of flexibility to get somewhere,
not there, but *somewhere* at least.
I'm sure I'll live to see the day things are integrated well, possibly
through SGML or XML or whatever, on the data level, being the only kind
of integration that can live out anything. But it's hard to wait. And
see solutions of this kind (again, possibly correct) being sent to all
these people, that are eager to record their findings for posterity, or
simply for other people elsewhere that love the same matter; that they
have to split up their computer to work on texts that do not apply to
the latin regime. They have to divide to conquer.
Much like being an infant, eager to grow up to be part of The Big World.
How are we going to look upon these matters in five, ten years?
Come on, you bright people out there, build us a system we can use. Do
not let us bow and bend and turn over and crawl. Make us a system that
is extensible, flexible, language-, version-, even software-independent;
make it portable, robust, open, inspiring, workable, understandable,
elegant, affordable. Make it something that helps us stand up.
I'll try to do my part; you do yours. And do so fast, for I cannot stand
replies like this, as they make me feel I'm in the crib again, small,
This is intended for whoever feels addressed.
Arjan Loeffen, Computer & Arts, Faculty of Arts, Utrecht University
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