Connection07 reminder

Just a quick reminder that Connection07 is next week (March 27). If you missed it or need a reminder, my original post about it is Connection07: a conference about the modern Web. I think there are still places left, so register if you haven’t already done so.

On a related note, I finally managed to set some time aside for preparing my slides. For this presentation I am using a new tool. I normally use S5, but wasn’t quite happy with the format since it doesn’t really work that well for presentations that contain more than just basic bulletpoints. And when you want to insert some audio, well, I decided not to go there. And using PowerPoint is out of the question. It is almost as good as IE at making me throw things across the room in anger and frustration.

What I did instead was buy myself a copy of Apple Keynote, and I don’t see myself using anything else for presentations from now on. It just works, and it works very well. Keynote really makes Powerpoint look and feel like a cheap toy created by somebody with no sense of aesthetics or usability.

Posted on March 22, 2007 in Conferences, Quicklinks

Comments

  1. Out of curiousity, are you referring to Powerpoint 2007? The previous versions are really bulky and just plain hard to use, but ‘07 is a great improvement - both in the usability and aesthetics department.

    Although I don’t have any experience with Keynote so your comparison might still be valid. :)

  2. I don’t know anything about Keynote and/or Apple but I like OpenOffice and the presentation software “Impress” (cool name!). There is free versions for Windows, Linux and Apple.

  3. March 23, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Out of curiousity, are you referring to Powerpoint 2007?

    Nope. I’m a Mac user, so the version of PowerPoint that comes with Office 2004 is my option. I think it’s the same as the previous version for Windows. But even without having seen PPT 2007 I find it highly unlikely that it comes anywhere near Keynote. It is still a Microsoft app, right? ;-)

    Frans: I have OpenOffice installed but haven’t tried the presentation software. If Keynote wasn’t so cheap I might have been tempted to take a look.

  4. Great, it will great hearing you speak. See you there.

  5. It’s “preparing”.

  6. March 26, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Oops. Thanks, Captain Obvious :-).

  7. People should know that when Roger throws things across the room, they tend to either hit me or the boss in the head. :)

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