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Thread #147774 Message #3429551
Posted By: JohnInKansas
01-Nov-12 - 05:13 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Subject: RE: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
One of the excellent technical books I've used for several decades for a reference is written entirely by hand using drafting style block letters. The original publication was "before copy machines" so I've always wondered how they set the type, but assume it must have all been printed from photogravure page plates or something similar.
It's exceptionally legible, but there probably are very few of us who could replicate the feat.
The real problem that I see though, is that nobody is tought to think about what they write so all they want to do is make Power Point Slides.
Power Point is fine for a slide show of your vacation pictures, but has no useful application in business or news reporting. It's only handy if you have nothing to say but want to make it "pretty enough" that nobody will notice that you didn't say anything. Lots of technical writers/editors now really love it.
(And I suppose that Win8 probably handles PP pretty well, although I won't use it on any OS when there's an alternative.)