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Re: Prez stuff

On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Benjamin Fallenstein wrote:

> Tuomas Lukka wrote:
> > 
> > > Tuomas, do you have time to give a short explanation of how the prez
> > > module is going to work (what it will be able to do, and how the data
> > > will be stored -- roughly)?
> > 
> > Corner lists on d.1-d.2, and connections for cross references on d.3
> > 
> > I'm considering changing it a lot to accommodate freer lists (nested
> > points etc).
> > 
> > Basically, the goal is "more than powerpoint". Not in quantity but
> > quality.
> > 
> > > I'm looking forward to using it, and wondering if I can make it
> > > scriptable with my applitude.
> > 
> > How?
> Well, there are two things I would often like in PP: custom animations,

Well, Ted told me once that ZZ was initially born from considering
keyframe animations. Expressing animation is not going to be a problem,
especially when most flobs know how to interpolate between two places
and later (if computers are efficient enough) between looks, fonts, colors

> and more sophisticated, interaction with a user (the most simple being
> custom reactions to clicks on something). 

Could you give an example of a really intricate thing that someone would
*realistically* want to do in a presentation?

> I'm not sure about all that
> could work with Prez, and I don't have designs hammered out; I'll just
> look at it when it's finished and see if I get any ideas from looking at
> it. That works often enough. :)

It's not one of those things that get *finished*, only better. ;) ;)