On Slides and
The blurb on "slide
preparation" attributed to me on page 3 of the last issue (November-December
1998) is a substantial distortion of my e-mail "letter to the editor."
As you can see
[in the "subject" of the e-mailEd.], my comment
was in reference to the preparation of CVs, not slides (in reference
not to the slide
preparation article in The NIH Catalyst, May-June 1998, but
to the CV
preparation article in the September-October 1998 issue). A slide
in html makes no sense! On the other hand, a brief, attractive CV on
a postdocs web page might get her a job interview.
A correction would
be much appreciated.
In case that you
would like my view on "slide preparation," I would say: 1)
make them large, that is, readable from as far away as necessary; 2)
keep them sparseyour talk should be complementary to the slides
contents, and busy slides can confuse rather than inform; 3) avoid fancy
coloring, since it is often distracting or worse, invisible. (Have you
seen a red curve or text in the Masur Auditorium recently?)
Thank you. Regards
Mejia, NHLBI and NIDDK
Sorry, Ray, when
you wrote that "it is wise to prepare one in html, and make it
available to appropriate services and/or requests and via a personal
web page," we inexplicably decided the "one" referred
to slidesdidnt even think of CVs (maybe because were
so (unjustifiably) secure in our jobs. . . .