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Blackboard vs. Laptop

Blackboard vs. Laptop You're right! PowerPoint is out of control.1 Speakers have forgotten that they are expected to speak. Graphics are to support the speaker, not vice versa. How many speakers have you heard say, when presenting a slide full of words, "You probably can't read this." If the audience can't read it, don't show it! Andrew R. Anderson, PE, DEE Hart Crowser Inc. 150 Warren St., Second Floor Jersey City, NJ 07302 1. R. Lewis, "Bring back the blackboard," The Scientist, 1

Andrew Anderson

Blackboard vs. Laptop

You're right! PowerPoint is out of control.1 Speakers have forgotten that they are expected to speak. Graphics are to support the speaker, not vice versa. How many speakers have you heard say, when presenting a slide full of words, "You probably can't read this." If the audience can't read it, don't show it!

Andrew R. Anderson, PE, DEE
Hart Crowser Inc.
150 Warren St., Second Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

1. R. Lewis, "Bring back the blackboard," The Scientist, 16[22]:14, Nov. 11, 2002.

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