Re: [POLL] To continue 64 or not?
On 9/1/06, edwardsa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I can't import powerpoint files. For a government lab, where
> productivity can, at times, seem synonymous with productivity, this
> can be really annoying. I'm a chroot now.
What I really meant was that power point can, at times, seem synomymous
with productivity. AFIK, productivity is always synonymous with
As far as I can tell, endemic use of PowerPoint can be life-threatening...
"It is easy to understand how a senior manager might read this
PowerPoint slide and not realize that it addresses a life-threatening
situation," the Columbia Accident Investigation Board concluded,
citing Tufte's work. The board devoted a full page of its 2003 report
to the issue, criticizing a space agency culture in which, it said,
"the endemic use of PowerPoint" substituted for rigorous technical
Of course, then, there's the Truly Great PowerPoint presentation...
Oddly enough, this is completely standard behaviour for shells. This
is a roundabout way of saying `don't use combined chains of `&&'s and
`||'s unless you think Gödel's theorem is for sissies'.