[OT] documents for the general public need to be generally readable

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 29 20:38:44 UTC 2008

Wade Smart wrote:

> 20081029 0948 GMT-6
> This is a small rant of mine.
> My son is in orchestra and his teacher sent out a file in a Microsoft
> docx format to ALL of the students in the music department. What upsets
> me about this is, first, to assume that all parents are using the latest
> Microsoft Office much less Microsoft Windows is ignorant.

That's exactly what it is - ignorant.  They just don't know any better.  I
got a .docx from a client a couple of weeks ago, and he had no idea what he
was doing, that was just the default format the latest Word is using.  I
don't even have access to a Windows system that reads .docx files.

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