Neal Stephenson quote

Slashdot had an interview with Stevenson that was a good read. One quote really made me think of Froyd:

For the Baroque Cycle books I needed to convert my manuscripts, which were all TeX files, into a Quark format used by the publisher. So I wrote an emacs lisp program that churned through the TeX files looking for TeX escape codes and converting them to their equivalents in Quark. This was nasty and tedious but, in the end, reasonably satisfying.

The question regarding who would win in a fight between himself and William Gibson was especially enjoyable. (:

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