Here's my presentation "The Internet - A Scholarly Community?" from the 2007 Allen Press Emerging Trends seminar:
Download AllenPress.ppt (converted to PowerPoint)
Original Keynote format available upon request.
I have also posted it to Slideshare.net
There are supplementary bookmarks available at
I thought the presentation went well. A lot of the content is in me talking, so I don't know how much you'll get from just the slides.
Sidebar 1: Using K790 as Bluetooth Remote
I tried using my K790 phone as a remote control but that was not a big success for a couple reasons:
1) It kept going to sleep, so instead of just clicking to the next slide, I first had to hit a safe button to wake it up, then click to the next slide
2) Although Bluetooth should have good range (10 metres), I wasn't able to control from either end of the stage and at at least one point, I lost the connection altogether and had to re-establish it
So: not recommended unless you're going through your slides quickly (or know how to disable sleep mode) and you're fairly close to the podium.
Sidebar 2: Carbon Offset for Travel
I'm doing double carbon offset, on the theory that at least one of them might do some good:
Green My Flight Summary
OTTAWA - YOW to WASHINGTON - IAD: 725.0 km
Total Distance: 1449.9 km
Total Emissions: 197.0 kg
Program Cost: $7.00
flight from: Ottawa, ON [Macdonald-Cartier International Airport], Canada, YOW
flight to: Washington, DC [Washington Dulles International Airport], USA, IAD
flight distance: 1'448 km
flight passengers: 1
CO2 Emissions: 0,34 t
Total costs for compensation of your flight: SFr. 13.71
+ SFr. 5 "handling charge"
+ credit card foreign exchange fees
(Google says 18.71 Swiss francs = about 17.50 Canadian dollars)