The first reference I came across to the Word-bashing piece was Kevin Drum's endorsement. A hasty skim suggested that the author had argued that formatting still related to print rather than the 'net condemns Word to prehistory. Since I never had to use Word for either purpose I just moved on, recalling what an NYT then-reporter, now-editor once posted to this list, that he'd never written a footnote and expected never to have to. Then, catching up just now on what I missed in blogs yesterday, lo, this hed in Ta-Nehisi Coates's: 'Bring Back XyWrite' Sorry to disappoint. That's the only mention, assuming I guess that veteran writers will get the obscure reference: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/bring-back-xywrite/255839/ Actually, I seem to recall that Jim Fallows, a Coates Atlantic mag colleague, long ago championed xyWrite but switched to Macs. Coates implies that he plans to liberate himself soon by getting a Mac. But didn't MS prop up Apple for years by continuing to develop essentially the only heavy-duty Mac w.p., Word? --annie f.