The case for Obama using PowerPoint

Over at Boing-Boing, Steven Johnson, author of such brilliant books like Emergence and Mind Wide Open makes the case for Obama using PowerPoint.

So many of the epic problems that Obama is going to be wrestling with over the next four years involve systems of great complexity and scale:


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Version 2.0 of our API is out and about

Hello developers! We just released version 2.0 of our API.  The new version 2.0 includes new methods for fetching user data:

  • get_user_groups
  • get_user_contacts
  • get_user_tags

We’ve revised output to be more consistent and revised methods overall for reduced overlap in functionality. We’ve also implemented more reliable and higher quality search.

Version …
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Hosting move to SoftLayer complete

On Sunday night we moved all the servers that run SlideShare to a new hosting location. It was something that we had been planning for a few months, but these kinds of operations are always high-stress and high-risk. We’re sorry about the downtime. Fortunately, the move seems to have …
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Keynote ’09 support coming soon to SlideShare

In case you’ve missed the announcement at MacWorld, Apple released a new version of their productivity suite iWork ’09.

This has resulted in a change in the way Keynote files are saved and our converter chokes on them when you upload one to SlideShare.

We’re working on the problem and …
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Schedule Maintenance starting 8:30 PM PST 11th Jan

SlideShare will be unavailable for a couple of hours for scheduled maintenance starting 8:30 PM PST 11th Jan. This is a major hosting move that has been planned for months. We’ll try to keep the downtime to the minimum. Please bear with us… …
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SlideShare Zeitgeist 2009 – most popular slideshows, events

This is a continuation of the SlideShare Zeitgeist 2009…

Language wise : How many slides per presentation?: Ever wondered whether presentations across the world have any differences in terms of basic character? We looked into our data and here’s something we noticed- Presentations in Asian languages (like Japanese Korean, Chinese) …
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New Delhi SlideShare Tweetup on Monday, 5 Jan 2009 at 6:00 PM

This is an open invitation to all Delhi based SlideShare users and Twitterers to drop by our modest office on Jan 5th for an informal openhouse. On the agenda for the evening are snacks, gossip, socializing, geek-talk, startup-cribs, recession grief-tales and all other things of that ilk. Students, startup entrepreneurs, …
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