> Exactly. One reason we academics tend to favor LaTeX and Postscript is
> that these were the first useful formats for digital communication of
> paper - they really helped spread information widely (witness
> xxx.lanl.gov). The problem is of course that all the new users want
> everything in PDF instead, but we have better things to do than
> converting file formats. Of course we *should* do it, but it is hard
> to get the time and interest.
> Another possibility is latex2html, of course.
The writers of papers shouldn't deal with formats. It is those who put the papers on the Web--presumably librarians or the cyber equivalent--who are responsible for putting it there in a format that normal people can use. You and I can handle GhostScript; the rest of the world uses Acrobat, and putting the files in PDF format is not a big deal (and would be even less of a big deal without the impediment of Adobe's copyrights...)
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