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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 20 September 2012

Which is a better document standard: pdf or xml?

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Posted in Web 2.0

Some time ago I was asked by Oxford University Press to write an article for their Library Magazine about which document format is better: pdf or xml. I defended pdf and following is my text. Martin Fenner defended xml. You can download both contributions as pdf file (!) here.

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Ad Lagendijk Ad Lagendijk 24 June 2009

Last-minute preparations for a presentation

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Posted in Getting published, Presentations quality, Speaking in public, Tips

In an ideal world scientists prepare their conference talk way ahead of time. In a realistic world they prepare their talk one or two days before they get on the plane. Or they do it on the plane. In earlier days,  when a presentation was done with the help of overhead projectors, transparencies that were very clearly made while being in the air were referred to as “air-plane transparencies”. These slides showed all the signs of shaky fingers. In this post I will tell you something about my last-minute preparations for my latest presentation.

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