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Re: Interested in possibly buying XyWrite: a few questions.

Richard Giering wrote:

> WRONG!!!

Well now, this is quite interesting. I offer (and it was me, not Rene who so
stated--Rene has actually indicated that he likes XyWin) my _opinion_ to our
antipodian (dean?) petitioner that XyWin is hideous ("Deformed, unfinish'd, sent
before my time
/Into this breathing world, scarce half made up") and I am informed, with a
"cybershout" no less, that I am wrong. Forgive me, but I fail to grasp how an
_opinion_ can be evaluated as wrong or right. One may, of course, if one wishes
claim that my opinion is with or without value, or unformed, or uninformed, or
without logic. Whatever. I will not mind. I may well learn something from such
criticism. But please note: one cannot claim, or so it would seem to me, that I am
_wrong_ to state it.

At the risk of flogging the proverbial dead horse before I bow out of this thread
once and for all, indulge me as I state yet another _opinion_, which, the list's
stay at homes will doubtless reject while its explorers may well wish to heed. And
that opinion is this: NB Win solves many, if not most, of the issues--the bad
install, the fonts, the bugs, the refusal of the alt keys to work properly--that
subscribers to this list have been debating since the mid-1990s, and I should note
too (and this much is indeed a fact that can be adjudged as "right" or "wrong"
those who have indulged me long enough to get this far into my remarks) that Ms.
Putnam seems to heed our words, as demonstrated by her stated willingness to add
filters for RTF files in the next version.

Leslie Bialler, Columbia University Press
212-666-1000 x7109 (phone) 212-316-3100 (fax)
> http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup

Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time
   Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,