September 27, 2005  ·  Lessig

So I spend most of my life reflecting on how little progress I’ve made in the stuff I feel most strongly about.

But now, finally, some progress.

Dick Hardt is brilliant. Watch (and copy) the style. Learn tons from the substance. (My pride is tied to the style only).

  • brian thomas

    Form and content great; thanks.

    So this style was your thing…? I did notice at the end where he credits you…

    But as a distributed systems security architect, the content was particularly useful to me.

  • http://www.polisource.com/government-publications-legal-documents.shtml Barry

    O’Reilly post-dates the copyright notice on their books (at least on Spidering Hacks), making it seem more up to date than it is. They also sold one of the most dangerous books on hacking through their catalog, last time I checked. I’m no fan of O’Reilly or their conferences.

  • http://www.leetnetworks.com Dave Riordan

    I’ve got to say, that is stylistically one of the best presentations I’ve seen in a long time, up there with your Keynote at “Who Owns Culture” with Jeff Tweedy. It seems as if more people are realizing the flaws of powerpoint presentations, particularly the way that they supplant the speaker, rather than augment the presentation. After “Who Owns Culture” and seeing the impact of your talk, I’ve really changed my presentation style to build on the augmentation concept, and clearly many others are developing / adopting the same idea.

  • http://lads.typepad.com Brad Respess

    I hate long presentations and powerpoint b/c it is so quirky watching the human and the screen interact and it rarely is clever. Great job on putting the two together. But one question, how did you keep the two flowing so smoothly?

  • http://gnuosphere.blogspot.com Peter Rock

    Interesting. I’d like to see the content. Is there any way I can view it using fre…

    Oh, never mind.

  • Eric Stoever

    little progress?! perhaps the view never changes while you are rolling the boulder up the mountain, but every time it rolls back down, well, it takes some of the mountain with it… Please sir, keep on rocking, keep on rolling…

  • poptones

    They also sold one of the most dangerous books on hacking through their catalog, last time I checked.

    A “dangerous book?” Oooh, better calll the house subcommitte on unamerican activities…

    I’m no fan of O’Reilly or their conferences.

    And you sure aren’t a libertarian, either. Haven’t you heard? Statism is the new fascism.

  • John

    Larry Light, formerly a professor of marketing at Kellogg, currently the EVP of Marketing at Mcdonalds, and a renowned speaker in Marketing has a very simple antipower point formula.

    1). Know your audience and how they think

    2) Never put more then one word on a slide
    the audience should be listening to you, not reading/thinking ahead

    3). Learn about persuasion from the missionaries. If they can persuade cultures to change long held fundamental beliefs without loosing their heads.. surely you can sell an idea to some guy in a suit with a well told story. As far as I know, Jesus never used powerpoint.

    In short there is only the idea. everything else is show business and spell check.

  • http://www.polisource.com Barry

    Poptones wrote:

    Haven’t you heard? Statism is the new fascism.

    Then anarchism must be the new libertarianism. Go turn out the lights and bump into something.

    I think this will be the last time I use blockquote, but thanks to the webmaster for making the reply screen a full window.

  • http://www.batteryfast.co.uk battery

    Learn about persuasion from the missionaries. If they can persuade cultures to change long held fundamental beliefs without loosing their heads.. surely you can sell an idea to some guy in a suit with a well told story. As far as I know, Jesus never used powerpoint.

  • dtv antenna

    Dick Hardt really is a fascinating man..he definitely knows what he’s talking about.