Re: document writing/editing tools used by IETF

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Sat, 27 February 2021 20:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: document writing/editing tools used by IETF
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On 2021-02-27, at 20:32, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:
> 
>> We're strange but it's hard to imagine that we're so strange that there
>> isn't an existing package somewhere that will do the job either as is
>> or with minor customization.
> 
> You are stating this completely backwards.
> We aren't strange, we are brilliant, and it's hard for others to understand
> our needsd.
> 
> There were in fact, existing tools when we started: they were airplanes and hotels,
> but we were strange, and we wanted to access remote computers without travel,
> so we invented Telnet.  For many industries, they have stuck to travel up to
> and including the beginning of the pandemic.  Many senior executives had
> never used teleconference before the pandemic for instance: people came to them.

Thank you Michael.

This was the best ietf@ietf.org posting of the year so far, and it has good odds of staying the best for the entire year.

Grüße, Carsten