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   Re: [xml-dev] The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint

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Tim Bray wrote:
> On Dec 15, 2003, at 11:10 AM, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>>> So my slides now have a lot more pictures; in fact if I can't 
>>> illustrate something I usually won't make a slide for it.  I believe 
>>> this has two effects: (a) the presentations are more entertaining.  
>>> (b) the slides are less useful as collateral to distribute later. -Tim
>> Hmmm....so your best slides are based on pictures whose structure is 
>> not captured by the markup.
> Absolutely.  I am abandoning the pretense that the slide deck captures 
> the *content* of my presentation.  The slides are a visual aid, that's all.

That sounds right. The best speakers I have seen use slides like singers 
use pianos; they don't play the melody.

Bob Foster


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