I just saw my blog teaser on the CWi site... "We sorrow to see the words "PowerPoint" in an otherwise excellent post, but are resigned to the fact that this is nearly obligatory nowadays."
Believe me I KNOW. Nowadays, I just use a laptop w/ it to broadcast pictures (like a slide projector) - BUT back in the day ('94-'00) I was doing interactive PowerPoints w/ embedded video and 3d animations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff presentations given by the ATRC Officer Training Staff. Oh those were the days!
Do you know who authored the United States Navy AEGIS Training and Readiness Centers official "PowerPoint/Electronic Classroom Standards and Style Guide: N32 Color and Concepts" yeah... that would be me. I left that off my resume... for obvious reasons.
Guilty as charged David - although my stuff always looked good as I never used any of the "pre-template stuff" that comes with it. That was years ago - before it became the WMD (Weapon of Mass Distraction) that it is today. The officers at training school are issued that Style Guide - whether or not they use it is another story.
Like I said - I use it w/ a laptop as a slide projector for photos - ONLY because I can't carry one of those monster overhead projectors after 3 major back surgeries.
And calcav, I take it you were on a Spruance-class destroyer?
I was on the USS Norton Sound AVM-1. The ship that tested the radar & launchers before they went to the fleet. BTW the Spruance class never had the system, maybe that's why they all got decommed so fast. The only ships to have it have been the Aegis class cruisers and Burke class destroyers.
I am familiar w/ the Norton Sound. I thought Spruance class were the first to "test" the primitive versions of the system (must be wrong?). I came on board in '94 so I only worked with CO's of the DDGs and CGs.