Monday, October 10, 2005

Nice PowerPoints!

At the Ohio Library Council conference last week, Omar Wasow quipped, "Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely."

Despite this sage advice, you might want to check out Eric Childress' PowerPoint presentation on applying the OCLC Environmental Scan in a tech services context. It will be available tomorrow on the Office of Research presentation web site.

If you're attending the Arizona Library Association conference later this week, I hope you'll find time to attend my presentation on Thursday morning, "Google, Gamers and the Gathering Place: Implications of the OCLC Environmental Scan for Arizona Libraries." But if you don't go to my presentation, go see Chrystie Hill, who will be talking about Arizona's WebJunction, or Tim Prather from Amigos Library Services, who will be talking about OCLC's Union List Service. We're all on at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

3 comments:

Andy Havens said...

PowerPoint... love it, hate it. Like a hammer; you can use it to build a house or crush baby ducks.

Good overall article on the David Byrne view of PowerPoint.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Omar Wasow cited Edward Tufte, but he said it first:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html

George said...

Omar did not quote Edward Tufte, but good lines like that seem to take on a life of their own, don't they?

And Andy, I'm going to expropriate your line, too. So who did you lift it from?