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  1. #1 Sean
    August 22, 2010

    You gotta be kidding me. That is like making a calculator spell “BOOBLESS”.

  2. #2 austen
    August 22, 2010

    Sean uses vim

  3. #3 Tuco
    August 22, 2010

    Umm, what?

  4. #4 MadScientist
    August 22, 2010

    Wouldn’t that be a PDF presentation rather than PPT? Or is a converter used at some stage?

    For those cursed with Winduhs there’s always MikTeX and MS Notepad …

  5. #5 Sean
    August 23, 2010

    You can also use a dot-matrix printer to print wedding photos.

  6. #6 Tuco
    August 24, 2010

    @5 (@Sean? What’s the etiquette here?):

    That is the single funniest thing I have ever read on ScienceBlogs. Ever.

    Ever, ever, ever.

    Ever!

  7. #7 eutactic
    August 24, 2010

    I think that should be ‘use LaTeX + Beamer instead of Powerpoint’. But yes, this is a good idea.

    Regarding an earlier post on the Gospel of Tufte on PowerPoint – anyone enamoured with the idea that [insert presentation software here] will magically dodge the intrinsic evil of PPT need to check themselves. It’s possible to make a bad presentation in anything, simply because it’s easiest to make a bad presentation. People have been making bad slide presentations since antiquity and Beamer – like PPT – will allow you to continue the tradition if you choose it. The usefulness of Beamer lies elsewhere.

    Incidentally, watching a maths prof crack open vi, open the source of her lecture slides, correct a theorem and recompile the source during a lecture was one of my favourite memories of undergrad.

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