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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:34 pm 
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[/quote] but powerpoint presentations will never replace a good slide presentation in my book[/quote]

This is interesting. I was of course joking about slides. I make Powerpoint presentations all the time and the slide/carrousel era, although not so far away, just sounds like middle ages, if not prehistory. But I had never realized that slides can achieve higher quality. Just like some believe that CDs will never quite match the quality of some vinyl records...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:31 am 
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but powerpoint presentations will never replace a good slide presentation in my book[/quote]

This is interesting. I was of course joking about slides. I make Powerpoint presentations all the time and the slide/carrousel era, although not so far away, just sounds like middle ages, if not prehistory. But I had never realized that slides can achieve higher quality. Just like some believe that CDs will never quite match the quality of some vinyl records...[/quote]

What made slide shows superior to power point presentations is that 99% of the slide shows I attended were a success, that is, they worked. I have attended about a hundred power point presentations, and I can remember one that functioned. The others ranged form almost working to having the presenter hold up her notes so we could see the photos. The medium is not to blame, it is the people who think that modern technology is the draw, and not the material presented. Most of the problems with power point is because the presenter does not bother to learn how to use it.
Now a comment about CDs. We had a young man from Germany spend a year with us in the 80s, he was buying CDs even though he did not have a CD player yet. He told me that CDs would never be obsolete (I was and am a cassette man myself). We attended his wedding in 2008, and I mentioned to him that CDs were obsolete, he looked at me like I was an idiot. I said "no one has CDs anymore, they all have ipods." He aged 30 years in about 10 seconds.

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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:33 am 
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Oh and by the way, even though I am a Luddite, I was joking about the Polaroid too. digital cameras (which I said would never replace emulsion photography just 20 years ago) is the best way to capture and transmit images since man first spit berry juice on cave walls.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:30 pm 
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Believe it or not , people still seem to use Polaroids. I recently put a 1960's Polaroid Land camera on ebay UK, not really expecting it to sell, but it went for £49. I assume the film is still available!

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My digital camera is already packed, the banner is in the van. We cross the border tomorrow! Could be a problem with the banner though, I have nothing to put it up on ie supports. Maybe we tape it to the edge of one of the tables?? I have also had T shirts made up.....$15 each. I just heard on the radio that we have had 125 cm of snow this season, it will be so good to get out of the cold for a bit.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:12 pm 
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I have a way to put the banner 6 feet above the table.

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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
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Gustaf wrote:
I have a way to put the banner 6 feet above the table.


Gus-- Is that having James and Paul standing on each of the table holding the banner over their heads?

Brian--
Probably too late now, but I bought electronic conduit to support the banner. These are anchored in my shelves, but there are other options. I looked at the old photos and I think James/Paul used cooper pipes but I'm not sure how they anchored the poles to the table.

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BTW... due to the opening next to my tables I've moved down one and added a third table. So I'll be P72/73/74 (instead of just P71/72).


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did you already get your dealer packet with table numbers?

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Peter_Suciu wrote:
Gustaf wrote:
I have a way to put the banner 6 feet above the table.


Gus-- Is that having James and Paul standing on each of the table holding the banner over their heads?

Brian--
Probably too late now, but I bought electronic conduit to support the banner. These are anchored in my shelves, but there are other options. I looked at the old photos and I think James/Paul used cooper pipes but I'm not sure how they anchored the poles to the table.

Cheers,
Peter


That is a great idea, but I doubt that I could get James to stay anywhere near the table. I have a frame that I use in my back drops for displays, there are two steel uprights with an 8 foot cross member at the top, they can be clamped to the table top and should work great.

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I went back and checked the 2006 thread and it is the same system we used then.

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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
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J.LeBrasseur wrote:
did you already get your dealer packet with table numbers?


No I didn't. OVMS called me and said that there was an extra table(s) next to mine, so I went from two tables to three and slide down one in the process to be on the end.

Now the hard part is how to get everything for the tables in the car. :-k


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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
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It will be worth watching the weather. Right now it is forecast to be a high of 35 degrees (F) on Wednesday for the move in day in Louisville. Low of 18 (F). :ANGRY:


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 Post subject: Re: SOS 2015
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Good to hear about the supports for the banner.

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