Edward Tufte is important, not because he’s come up with a magic scientific rule to present data, but because he’s saying we should present methodically and scientifically. I was reading a terrible PowerPoint “stack” today about some complex engineering problem and all the time I was just thinking about Tufte’s brilliant exposition of the use of PowerPoint at NASA during the Columbia accident.
There is an interesting feature article in the Washington Monthly.
Unexpectedly Tech Talk PSE the superior presentation software for technical software demonstrations has got its own Wikipedia article (talk page). I knew nothing about it until I noticed the article appearing in the referer logs on my webserver. Appropriately it’s listed right above PowerPoint.
It seems like a good time to say that there’s a new minor version, 1.0.1. The only change is that we fixed the broken Next slide / Back buttons with a single line patch.
If you want to see me using Tech Talk PSE then skip to 30:00 in the Summit video.
To avoid any unnecessary kitten killing, use Tech Talk PSE instead.