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Friday, May 31, 2002

Announcing: The RadioPoint Tool. "It turns the outliner into a presentation authoring program."  [Scripting News]

Gah*. Tie this in with the latest Flash tool that lets the page read itself to you, and you have have a presention that can deliver itself to the viewer. But wait, how do you get all the text that the presenter would normally read into the file, without it being visable to the audience? Set it to match the background color and shrink it so that it fits in the space allotted. Convergence.

Use it for kiosks, remote learning, etc. Since you render the page with CSS, you can have the text appear as well with a button on the side of the browser that the user can control. use it combined with a wearable for step by step instructions for technicians, that can be updated in real time. Adjust the text size with CSS driven buttons on the side menu as well.

Again I say, Killer App. This will take KM to a whole new level. Need to do a presentation of your project plan? No problem, update the plan, and drop it in the apropriate place, five minutes later, you are done. No more messing about with PPT files, nothing lost in translation, and it just works.

*Gah means that I have an idea, and it's forming faster than I can type. Think Zeus with the birth of Athena and you get an idea of what it's like. 

comments   11:37:57 PM    

Interactive TV "spam" a taste of the future. Unrequested TV is downloaded to smart home recorders in both the US and UK, as the technologies' capabilities are implemented [New Scientist]

I am undecided id this is a good thing or a huge annoyance. While it targets viewers with shows based on their tastes, and takes up otherwised reserved space on the HD, how is it different form junk mail/spam if I didn't ask for it and it suddenly appears?

comments   4:43:45 PM    

Cool.  I just built a presentation about RadioPoint online presentations.  Check it out.  It took me 5 minutes to install the tool, make the presentation, and share it with you.  Whew, after all the hours I used to spend building klunky PowerPoint slides, finding a place to store them on my desktop, archiving them, and sending them to people via e-mail. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]

Killer App. Radio as a PowerPoint replacement. Plus team KM. Plus information aggregation and file sharing.

comments   4:31:44 PM    

More Carmack

 There is an audio interview with Carmack and Trent Reznor talking about sound in games over on Wired.  

Thought: Set up a parameter that adjusts the game music based on the number of enemies in the area, calculating if they are behind walls and thus inaccessable, or if they are on the same "floor" as you, which gives you a heightened tension in the audio track.  

comments   10:01:34 AM    

chary: Dictionary.com Word of the Day. chary [Dictionary.com Word of the Day]

categories: Words

comments   7:59:58 AM    

Europe bans spam. Bless [The Register]


categories: Business, Web stuff

comments   7:59:49 AM    

Lee Simonson. "Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian." [Quotes of the Day]

comments   7:59:03 AM    

Carmack on Doom 3 Video Cards [Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters]

Completely unrelated to teh topic: John Carmack is one of those seriously scary-smart individuals. His hobby is building rockets, because

"The appalling inefficiency in the aerospace industry is also a bit of a driving factor. Due to an accident of history tying them to ICBMs, the evolution of space vehicles has wound up tending towards a local optimum that is in a completely different area than better global solutions, and it doesn't seem likely to break out of the current context. The aerospace industry needs a fresh reboot. There is an order of magnitude improvement available in low hanging fruit.

I have a reasonable time table going for all of our development work, and things are proceeding satisfactorily."

Red Herring article 

comments   7:58:39 AM    

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