Judging by history, that's one hell of a theoretical point far far into the future. Remember: abortion is still legal, gays can marry, and there was a black dude in the White House and conservatives keep voting Republican.
I use Word 2007
I failed to ever see any reason to upgrade beyond Office 97. In fact TeX is the way to go.
TeX is not the way to go when the journal provides a Word document template.
I'm afraid your reading comprehension, or effort, is sorely lacking.
Then why even have a website visible on the internet, if you don't want it searchable and archivable? Those two effectively mean "invisible" - because as long as it is visible, it is also archivable - if nothing else, manually.
The use of robots.txt only makes the internet somewhat harder to search. I fucking hate it when some scientific publisher haplessly uses robots.txt, only to make search of their published content nearly impossible to find. Fuck that, fuck robots.txt and the train it came with.
In principle this could prevent me from writing my scientific manuscripts with Word. On the other hand, nobody forces me to use the newest version of Word. Kind of to probe a point (but mostly because I like it more), I use Word 2007 to author all the manuscripts we publish. There really aren't any compelling reasons for me to upgrade to the new versions of Office.
This one, however, is of particular interest to me personally: an 8-bit system capable of running (some kind of) Unix, in multi-user mode. Fucking amazing.
And all done by just one guy. Holy shitballs, I am thoroughly impressed.
A wire-wrapped homemade 6809 system, bought from a friend when he got his first IBM PC
The thing had 168K of RAM, two floppies and managed to run Unix with 3 users
Wow, that sounds like a massively cool project! Did your friend document his wonderful adventure?
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce