[squeak-dev] preview of Caffeine talk

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Aug 28 20:09:27 UTC 2018

On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 05:31, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:18:57PM +0200, Craig Latta wrote:
> >      Ben writes:
> >
> > > Wow.  Really amazing. (although in places it changed screens a bit
> > > fast and I had to rewind to read the full text.)
> >
> >      Thanks. Yeah, that's tricky. Others have said it lingers too long
> > on text. I guess I should do something about the slides that have a lot
> > more text than the others, but there's a lot to say. :)  Aha; whenever
> > there's more than a few seconds of text I should put some meaningful
> > animated graphics demo in the background, taking more than enough time
> > for reading.
> >
> I expect this is a hard thing to to get right.
> I also found that the workspaces were going by too quickly for me to
> read and digest the first time. My reaction was to replay the video a
> few times, stopping to read the workspaces. That is a lot different
> from my usual reaction to on-line videos, which is to get bored part
> way through the video, and never watch the rest.
> If your intention was to hook my interest and get me to look and
> think twice, then it worked.

That was my feeling as well. I hate the long-winded explanatory videos that
are common nowadays. I much prefer reading at my own pace. This video was
not boring, and I think that has to do a lot with the quick pacing.

- Bert -
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