The microblog: 2020.12.06 20:51:15

2020.12.06 20:51:15 (1335673177989472256) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Paul Wouters (@letoams)" (1335657544237375488):

Not a student of mine, and not what my blog post says. You appear grossly misinformed regarding the level of experience of typical users; on this absurd basis you denied the first-hand report in my blog post; rather than admit error and learn something, you now add random noise.


2020.12.06 18:40:23 (1335640244587118594) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Brian Smith (@BRIAN_____)" (1335638614198214656):

You've suggested multiple times now that you've identified some sort of error in the blog post. Can you please quote the first sentence that you're disputing, and say why you don't think the sentence is correct?

2020.12.06 18:45:38 (1335641563465191424) from "Paul Wouters (@letoams)":

The line in question would be "The intern used a mouse to select the original 3 on the screen, then typed 4,". It shows a fundamental lack of knowledge of basic word processing knowledge going back to like Word Perfect 4.2

2020.12.06 18:53:09 (1335643453728858113) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Paul Wouters (@letoams)" (1335641563465191424):

The sentence is a first-hand report of my observations of what the interns were doing. You're in denial of the report. Your argument for this denial is that the report implies that the interns had "a fundamental lack" of "basic word processing knowledge". Did I get that straight?

2020.12.06 19:49:08 (1335657544237375488) from "Paul Wouters (@letoams)":

Right. I apologize. Your lede from your student not being helped with selecting all items and double clicking the numbered list icon is a totally pedagogical case for introducing LaTeX as the ultimate solution.