Animation in Google Docs presentation, like animation in Microsoft Powerpoint, should be use with extreme caution. Still, if you must, here is a short screencast with instructions.
Google Docs presentation currently offers limited animation effects, though there are non-effect ways to achieve animation.
Hard not to think of Google’s “real person” struggle at the moment. Just watched Strataconf web event about this.
When you add in the fact that real person or not, most people have two accounts with Google (a work Google Apps one, with their job’s domain name, and a person one), the identity becomes even more complicated.
“There’s no strong consensus about what “online identity” is or is not, but there’s no strong consensus about what “offline identity” or quite simply “identity” is or is not, either. The web, unsurprisingly, isn’t much different from everything else.”
A big cultural (though non-technical) speedbump on the way to Google Apps adoption as well.
Before cost-cutting became fashionable in Washington, Vivek Kundra, the White House’s chief information officer, was working to shrink the federal government’s enormous budget for information technology.
But even as Mr. Kundra returns to academia after a two-and-a-half-year run, his vision for a leaner and more Internet-centric future for government is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that now have to carry it out.
Google sure seems to operate this way. But Apple? Not that either is the end-all be-all example. But the jury seems out.
I think that all of the most successful companies of the next 20 years will be software-driven, and will act like software companies, not like energy, media, or finance companies of the last economic era.
Because you’re not “betting everything.”
Even if they’re not personal assets (because they’re owned by wor, or school), many people have more than one Internet-enabled device in their life. And yes, probably one is a traditional PC (or Mac). But there’s less and less pressure for that second (phone? tablet?) to be a traditional PC. Even the short-lived netbook blip demonstrated that people had hunger for an ‘extra,’ minimal device (many not running Windows but instead OEM Linux).
“If you have money for just one device to send your kid to college with, it’s going to be a MacBook or a PC laptop,” said Microsoft director of corporate communications Frank Shaw, in a conversation with CNNMoney in late June.
Shaw noted that PCs offer storage, processing power and networking. But networking has always been the “weak sister,” he said, pointing to the iPhone’s connectivity problems as a recent example.
“So why bet everything [emphases added -ed] on the weakest link?” he asked of people predicting the death of the PC. Most PCs dwarf the processing power and storage capabilities of tablets like the iPad.Do you agree with Microsoft? -David