[plt-scheme] Canned Scheme presentation?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 26 08:27:30 EDT 2007

On Sep 26, 2007, at 6:07 AM, Geoffrey S. Knauth wrote:

> On Sep 25, 2007, at 22:22, Grant Rettke wrote:
>> On 9/25/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>>> I do recommend that you use Slideshow to create and present the  
>>> talk and that during the
>>> talk you show the attendees that the talk is a program ... and  
>>> could be run
>>> during the talk.
>> Thanks I will check it out.
> Slideshow is really cool.  The tutorial really covers everything  
> you need, but there are more examples you can borrow from the  
> master himself.  There are great real world examples here:
> http://www.plt-scheme.org/software/slideshow/examples.html
> A scheme slideshow need not be canned.  The slideshow could itself  
> write other slides.  If you wanted, the next slide could be as new  
> to you as it is to your audience.  In front of a large audience,  
> show people just how much or how little trust you put in dynamic  
> effects.  I bet 20 years from now, with facial recognition,  
> Slideshow could scan the audience, estimate audience interests and  
> energy, and personalize the presentation in real time.
> You could give a short talk on Slideshow itself.  You could watch  
> the tutorial a couple of times, to make sure you don't miss  
> anything, and to make sure you were able to answer basic questions  
> about it.  You could make some changes, presto viola, and the  
> audience would gasp.  However, if you really wanted to show the  
> power of DrScheme, you could connect to the airline grid and figure  
> out where the scheduling and weather bottlenecks are, relieving the  
> distress and delays suffered by passengers nationwide, all in  
> PowerPoint attention span time.  You might need a lot of memory,  
> though.

All of this can be done with PPT of course. If you can, compare and  
contrast! VB script for Office vs PLT Scheme. I know what I'd take --  

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