Powerpoint presentation hits 200 slide milestone!!

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I've added several quotes, facts, etc.

Under the category The Power Grid, I've added:

Reliable electrical supply is the most basic lynch pin of a civilized, modern society. -Ed Yourdon, Mainframe programmer; co-author, Time Bomb 2000

I made this the first slide in the category. Short and factual.

Also under The Power Grid:

For each electric company thats deeply involved in the task at hand, there are two peers who are struggling with either starting a program or proceeding beyond Y2K inventory Its time for the non-IT sector of the electric utility business to get out of denial, and start understanding and accepting the scope of this problem. -Rick Cowles, author, Electric Utilities and Y2K; Director, Industry Y2K Solutions

"Y2K Action Week" has come and gone. Most people are still unaware of the seriousness of the problem. This tool is ideally suited for a 2 hour group presentation, but it's equally effective if given to a friend or family member. Not a single person that I've shown or given the presentation to remains in denial.

If you need version 4.0, please let me know.

Spread the word!!

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), October 27, 1998


Hi Steve,

Congratulations on the milestone! Any way I can borrow your presentation?


Mike ____________________________________________________________________

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), October 27, 1998.

Steve -- Is there a Mac version? Guess I've always "Thought Differently."


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 27, 1998.

Is Powerpoint an expansive program? I'd love to get your presentation, but I'd need to buy the program.

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), October 27, 1998.

What's a Mac? Why is it a Mac? Is that a real PC, or just some look-alike clone?

To more serious things (I can't help it - I'm still giggling about a "Mac".... Anything with less than 3 buttons on its mouse can't be a credible computer.....)

Depending on how the Powerpoint presentation file is saved, it can be "run" as a stand-alone presentation (without PowerPoint itself), or loaded into an existing Powerpoint Program (on a real PC) and opened up like a regular program.

Also: when you contact Steve, make sure you tell him if you are running an older version (rather that NT 4.0 or Win95/98); he can save from his original into any of several compatible formats.

And be sure you tell him "thank you" for sharing his work; or our residence-teacher-in-chief will scold you and make you sit in the corner.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 27, 1998.

Note: I've changed the spelling from Ed's quote above to "linchpin", not "lynch pin". Not sure why it was misspelled originally. Sorry, Ed. Poetic license, accuracy, and all. Meaning is unchanged.

After reading the transcripts from Larry Burkett's radio broadcast (see Louise's 10/27 post for the URL), I've added numerous additional quotes. 210 slides and counting.

Note to David Harvey: Your e-mail address may have been incorrectly listed. The file was returned to me as undeliverable.

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), October 28, 1998.

To Chris and anyone else who doesn't have Powerpoint:

A free viewer is downloadable from Microsoft's website:

http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/downloadCatalog/dldPowerPoint.htm?Sh owType=Viewer

Check "Viewer for PowerPoint '97 on PC's using Windows 95/98 or Windows NT" (or Windows 3.x if applicable).

You're on your own from there (please don't ask me for help--access Microsoft's help screens by clicking on the '?' icon).

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), October 28, 1998.

When it hits the 2000 mark I'll have a look and not before.

-- Richard Dale (rdale@figroup.co.uk), October 28, 1998.

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