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On 08/06/2013 at 18:59, "Jean-Francois Nifenecker" <jean-> wrote:

An idea I've been having for 20+ years now is: how about an office
automation tool (wordprocessor, spreadsheet, whatever) that would come
with the bare minimal features (define: bare minimal) and could be
"enhanced" by adding features through a plugin system à la LibreOffice

I believe they are called TeX (for word processing) and R (for 

But there is a reason they never get substantial mainstream market share. Most 
users simply do not care if software is bloated and slow as long as it gets 
work done. Only professionals are ever interested in investing time into 
adjustments that will benefit them in longer run.

[1] Yes, I know that calling R "program for calculations" is radical 
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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