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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:45:26 +0200

> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:32:33 -0800
> From: "T.V. Raman" <address@hidden>
> In the long run, I believe all of markdown, org, rst and any
> other form of text files with some level of embedded markup will
>  survive the test of time in the following sense:
> 1. Content created using these will survive and be usable 20
> years from now even if those specific processors disappear.
> I fail  to hold the same confidence about word-processor formats,
> even if those choose XML  as a serialization -- though at one
> point I hoped that XML  would indeed  help move that ball
> forward.

I don't see why: the Office formats introduced in 1997 are still very
much usable today, 16 years later, even though a new format was
introduced in 2007.

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