Learning LaTeX will ruin your career in IT

This may be a rather shocking statement to make, and to be fair maybe a bit melodramatic. However, there is still some truth to it.

Let me get the assumptions out of the way: You are

  • Attending college with a scientific major, most likely Comp. Sci.
  • Expecting to get a job doing IT-work (e.g. not in academia).

In this case, save yourself the future agony, and stay away from LaTeX. It might seem like a good idea at the time. Hell, it might even seem like a great idea. But it isn’t!.

The sad truth is, that while you may get nicely formatted papers during your college years, and may have the chance to impress a nice-looking literature major, you will be utterly doomed once you enter the real world outside the walls of academia.

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