ugh, another idiocy of TeX legacy.
see http://mathquill.com/ it's cool and all, but note the syntax. Quote:
try \sqrt x, try \sin\theta . 

when you want square root or sin etc, why cannot we simply write 
r = Abs[z] = Sqrt[x^2+y^2]
and let that be the syntax? why the backslash syntax soup?

the damage of TeX, like unix, is deep and pervasive. It's free, like cig given to children, washed people's brain. It's so rooted that people are now saying the web should abolish MathML and let TeX be the standard.

The TeX Pestilence (the problems of TeX/LaTeX)
http://xahlee.info/cmaci/notation/TeX_pestilence.html

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