Write Latex

Via Erin comes a link to a collaborative web-based LaTeX tool called WriteLaTeX. I feel like someone else told me about this before (it’s been around since the end of September 2011), but I still haven’t tried using it. Has anyone else had much luck actually writing papers with it?

ETA: : See also ShareLaTeX.

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