How to Create a TeX Journal: A Personal Journey

Barbara Beeton*
American Mathematical Society
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* Please note that the last part of this talk is incomplete due to recording problems on site.

When TUG was first formed, the Internet wasn’t generally available; the logical channel for communication with and among TUG’s members was on paper. So TUGboat came into being.

As TeX has matured, the needs of the community have evolved, but paper is still a logical medium for showcasing a typesetting tool.

This talk will introduce high- and low-lights in the history of TUGboat, some reasons for choosing its particular format and mode of presentation, several experiments, and lots of my personal experiences as editor.