[OS X TeX] NASA, Word, TeX and PowerPoint
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 11:10:35 EST 2009
On Feb 4, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Rene Borgella wrote:
> Hi All:
> I was catching up on the list and read the threads about
> Macintouch's report about NASA's use of Word vs. TeX. It reminded
> me of Edward Tufte's book, "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint".
> Are you folks familiar with it? It's very interesting! In the
> essay, Tufte documents how NASA engineers use of PowerPoint
> impacted their ability to effectively communicate critical safety
> and engineering information and, unfortunately, was partly to blame
> for the Shuttle Challenger's tragic accident. If you are not
> familiar with Tufte's work, a visit to his website is probably
> worth it. Although he's not a TeX user, as far as I know, his
> ideas about how to present information are worthy of your time.
> Here are some relevant links
Thanks to this highly OT post, I just spent half an hour off the
magnum opus reading Tuft's (of "Napoleon's March to Moscow … and back
… for the few" memory) essay. :-)))
But did the sales of PP even dip in the slightest?
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