Here's the latest tinyletter. I was supposed to do one two weeks ago but I was on holiday. Not doing one while on holiday feels like the right idea.
A few weeks ago I was interviewed for a BBC radio programme about PowerPoint. I was slightly reluctant to do it. I worried it would be another programme in the genre I think of as "Journalists and academics discover and ridicule things everyone else has been using for years and have thoroughly understood without their assistance". It's not that.*
It does track uncannily close to the shape of the article I wrote about PPT for Wired, but I guess that's fair enough.
In related news Ella has written the definitive and canonical post about Doing Presentations for DoingPresentations.com
PowerPoint created a genuinely new and powerful form of human/media interaction, I like noticing those.
And here's another one. A family broadcasting from their living room, enjoying a glass of wine, watching telly, and doing an extended, immaculate DJ set of some classic Old School Funky House. I love this.
(There are currently 306 of you. The number 306 does not have a page on Wikipedia but you can ask for it to be created. Non-intuitively the Peugeot 306 replaced the 309 but, more sensibly, its place was eventually taken by the 307)
*Obviously, now I think about it, I've probably contributed to the genre quite a lot myself.