How (Not) To Do a Presentation

I followed an interesting link on Slashdot to Epic 2014, a hypothetical look into the future of media. The content is pretty interesting. What is more interesting is the stunning lack of the obvious.

What do I mean? The video is eight minutes long. There are no controls. No pausing. No rewinding. For a video of such length, not being able to pause it, or jump to a section, is just plain silly.

I see this far too often with presentations online, and it really surprises me that people don't remember to include such controls when creating their content. Perhaps I'm being a bit bitter since something needed my attention... right at the end of the video so I missed it. Am I going to sit through all eight minutes again? Probably, but the point is I shouldn't have to.

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