Here’s a panoramic shot of me getting ready to ski into the trees of China Bowl in Vail, Colorado last week. Photo courtesy of Matt Lees. Click on the photo for a larger version.
Another interesting story from Mike Evangelist, a former product manager at Apple, but this time it’s in the Guardian Unlimited and not Mike’s blog. Mike provides a behind the scenes look at preparations for an Apple keynote. A timely story, as Steve Jobs will present a keynote next Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2006) at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco. It is apparent that a lot of effort goes into Apple’s keynotes, even though they appear smooth and effortless.
Mike Evangelist takes a look at Microsoft’s presentation skills in his blog. No kidding, Bill Gates needs to take a course in making simple slides that complement what the speaker is saying, and not detract from it. Here’s an example of a slide used recently in a Microsoft keynote speech:
More slides are available here.
Mike hits the nail on the head: “they look like something put together by a high school kid who just discovered clip art and shaded backgrounds.”
Wired magazine has a cool look at the 50 Best Robots Ever. I own one of them, and he looks like this: