Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, PowerPoint!

PowerPoint 1.0 was launched on the Mac platform on 20 April 1987 after its developers decided Windows was not able to support it. Robert Gaskins, is the proud father of PowerPoint. The first version produced black and white overhead transparencies (with speaker's notes as handouts). PowerPoint 2.0 came in May 1988 and eventually found its way to Windows in May 1990. This version added output of 35mm color slides and online transmission. It wasn't until PowerPoint 3.0 in 1992 that the output included live video color slideshows including slide transitions, builds, animations, and synchronized sound and video clips.

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