I just can't remember the last time I created a document in one.
If I want to communicate, a plain text email is fine.
Want to collaborate on a document? Wiki or git versioned text file is better.
Want to publish something for others? Wordpress or straight HTML is better.
Want to make a posh looking document? LaTeX generated PDF is better.
Want to make a posh looking document?
I'd like to live in this world of yours, where everybody is comfortable with Wiki, git, and even LaTeX.
Seriously, even most technical types cry out in dismay when they try LaTeX.
It's the bee's knees.
(You may want to tweak the default template (some examples are linked at ) to improve the default LaTeX rendering.)
BTW yes, it is possible to write longer-form documents like this while remaining technical. Junior folks can focus 100% on code. More senior folks still code but also get asked to teach and explain stuff, and after teaching or explaining the same stuff a dozen times putting it in writing starts to seem like an excellent idea.
(Also, LaTeX is rather annoying if you are writing in a language with widespread use of tildes or some other symbols)
Step in to any law office, for example.
Of course as soon as you need to include a formula somewhere, LaTeX is pretty much your only option.
Oh and because I'm lazy I use wordpress's editor to make a blogpost nearly every day. It's clunky and I would prefer markdown, but the annoyance of switching to a markdown-enabled blogging platform is just too much.
I used LaTeXiT for some time when I used Keynote for presentations.