Über-Geekery

jetpackubergeekeryIf you blog using WordPress, you may have heard of Jetpack. WordPress’ website says,

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

It provides such capabilities as Subscriptions, Sharing, Statistics, Contact Forms, LaTeX, etc. I really enjoy this plugin; however, I’m not sure how I feel about its description of the LaTeX capabilities. As seen in the screenshot, they describe it as

Beautiful Math: Mark up your posts with the LaTeX markup language, perfect for complex mathematical equations and other über-geekery.

Although I’m not personally terribly offended by the description, I feel it just contributes to the stigma of mathematics. I wish the world would go towards embracing mathematics rather than viewing it in negative connotations. (Perhaps someday this can be achieved.)

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