What is the issue with Word vs LaTeX in the past days?
Is there some upcoming event, and one which I'm unaware of? Is Microsoft taking over?
the last question cited was triggered by the appearance in a reasonably well known open access journal regarding the relative efficiency of latex vs. word. it contains a clear call for funding agencies to stop the use of latex, in favor of word, since latex allegedly wastes time that should better be spent on research.
although the experiments on which the article was based are flawed, the conclusions not (in my estimation) presented even-handedly, and the "last word" inflammatory, the article may (since i don't know of any other on the subject) be given wider "authority" than it deserves, to the detriment of scientists trying to use latex to prepare their work for publication.
i'm surprised that some of these points got past the referees; it certainly downgrades my opinion of the value of the journal in which the article appeared.