# (4) 13 Apr 2007, 07:28AM: Excerpt's Incredibly Nostalgia-Inducing, Too:
I know it's Flash, but the site for Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris has an okay conceit with very good implementation. The video reminds me more of Salon than I could have imagined -- I believe I used the exact same model of phone. And I love the music. I've been leaving the page open in the background while doing other things and just looping the music; that's how much I like the music. As good a book promo site as Miranda July's for No One Belongs Here More Than You, which references it.
# 13 Apr 2007, 08:11AM: Representative Excerpts:
To repeat, I am no way suggesting that a Mac Tablet would not be completely awesome. I would buy at least five, possibly eight, so I could use a different one each day of the week with a hot-swappable backup. But, except on rare occasions, business does not run on awesome ideas; it runs on profitable ones.
"Well (long pause), I guess I don't hate it here. I mean, I've been here 20 years. I haven't left."
Dear Candidate: Thank you again for meeting with us at the American Historical Association's annual conference. We have narrowed down the applicant pool to three very strong candidates, yourself included, but we just can't decide among them! We hope you would be willing to come to the campus, along with the other candidates, and fight to the death for our amusement.
# (1) 13 Apr 2007, 04:08PM: Next Up: A. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Deck:
We need more videos of Powerpoint Karaoke.
I watched one performance to get a taste of it. And I realized what I might have guessed all along: I've seen performances just as bad (and we weren't allowed to laugh) by people who prepared the slides themselves. Sheer knowledge of the content of the presentation will only get you so far! Let me practice giving a presentation on a topic I know nothing about, and I'll do better than an expert who's assembled the slides but never practiced the presentation.
Danny O'Brien, did you have a Tufte-esque hidden agenda in throwing this shindig?
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