Who wrote What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends? I want to reference it in my article.

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    Definitely Jim Hefferon -- the page contains a link to his math textbook (see item #6).
    – Mico
    May 29, 2012 at 23:30
  • Jim Hefferon's name is in the top page logo. Or was that introduced only very recently? May 31, 2012 at 8:52

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This "system" won't let me post in less than 30 characters so here is some extra baloney at the end to fill out the required empty space. Ridiculous.

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    I'm pretty sure you can outsmart the setting you're so annoyed with by first creating an answer that contains more than 15 characters, and then reopening the piece and deleting all but the first three characters.
    – Mico
    May 30, 2012 at 1:33
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    I think you should try Mico's suggestion: having just the answer "Me" would be incredible.
    – Steve D
    May 30, 2012 at 1:35
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    +1 for being the first correct SE answer I see that only involves saying "me" May 30, 2012 at 5:15
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    The 'back end' has been altered so that editing to under 30 characters is no longer allowed, even if you try the <!-- ... --> approach. While it is in this case not ideal, there is a reason for the 'no very short answers' rule!
    – Joseph Wright
    May 30, 2012 at 6:06
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    This has to be the answer with better rep-to-char-count ratio across all Stack Exchange sites :) May 30, 2012 at 15:50

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