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Re: [Groff] The future redux

From: Walter Alejandro Iglesias
Subject: Re: [Groff] The future redux
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:04:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.22 (2013-10-16)

I have more to say.

I'm an immigrant.  After burying my family and my country I came alone to
Europe 13 years ago with my skin and money enough to survive two weeks.  After
twenty years like a professional cellist I leave the music.  Do you still think
that I could be afraid of changes?

Groff already does what it promises, without the help of your MOM macros.
Generations will die without knowing about your macros and your books (idem
mine).  Fear?  If in the future to print documents is not needed anymore then
Groff will be useless.  Period.  We all die more or late after all.  Just
accept it.  If you let "fear" rule your life you'll end up being a Fashion
slave like the average out there.

But consider the following.

I copyrighted my first novel on 2000.  By curiosity I've asked to the copyright
office employee why they do not use CDs to store the originals.  He answer me
that printed paper was the most reliable way to store documents.  CDs have a
shorter life.

By the way, CD/DVDs, till I know the second more reliable way to store data,
are being abandoned too.  In the benefit of the Cloud/Smartphone fashion.  Big
companies need to make you think that's an obsolete technology just because
they want to use your data for marketing statistics.  Using IMAP and store your
email on the server pointed in that direction too.  In the same way you have
all your money on the bank, from now you will have all your life in the Cloud.
Just because to make them easy to sell you shit.  That's modernity.

Like I've said in other mailing list.  Let all that fashion ruled low spirits
tell that you've stayed on 70s.  In the near future they will water crops with


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