On Mar 10, 2004, at 10:12 AM, Robert H. Maurizi wrote:
> We in the CTL still struggle with a better solution for PowerPoint
> on the web, as well as solid, cross-platform functionality for
> face-to-face communication over the web.
There are several probably intertwined issues - it's not clear, for
example what the "better" use of powerpoint is -- an awful lot
depends on the situtation.
- what's better for the "presenter" before, during, and after the
- what's better for the "attender" before, during, and after the
"presentation" ... which itself depends on where the "attender"
is going next. Before the presentation, I might want a printed notes
version - during the presentation i might want the printed notes
or i might want the real ppt so i can edit that directly; after the
presentation, i might want a dual screen presentation - a video
of the presenter (somebody did make a video recording didn't they;
there must be some value to the "physical presence" of the presenter),
a mike capturing the audience interaction, a window with the slides,
and a notebook on the side.
- what's better for the web surfer's favorite search engine -- the
surfer doean't want the whole presentation but just wants to get
that sound byte that summarized the widsom of the presenter.
SO: "Is there any room for discussion about the benefits of Horizon
Live vs. that of Macromedia Breeze?"
There's probably a lot of room, even on the choice of the cojunction