You gotta be kidding me. That is like making a calculator spell “BOOBLESS”.
Sean uses vim
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 …
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@5 (@Sean? What’s the etiquette here?):
That is the single funniest thing I have ever read on ScienceBlogs. Ever.
Ever, ever, ever.
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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