HPHewlett PackardHewlett-Packard Company
The HP 2640 series included one of the first bit mapped graphics displays that when combined with the HP 2100 21MX F-Series microcoded Scientific Instruction Set enabled the first commercial WYSIWYG Presentation Program, BRUNO that later became the program HP-Draw on the HP 3000. Although scoffed at in the formative days of computing, HP would eventually surpass even IBM as the world's largest technology vendor, in terms of sales. Although Programma 101 was the first commercial "desktop computer", HP is identified by Wired magazine as the producer of the world's first device to be called a personal computer, the Hewlett-Packard 9100A, introduced in 1968.

Slide hosting service

hosting serviceslide-sharing websites
A slide hosting service is a website that allows users to upload, view, comment, and share slideshows created with presentation programs. According to Alexa and Compete rankings, the most popular slide hosting services include websites such as SlideShare, MyPlick, Slideboom, SlideServe, SlideWorld and SlidePub. Slide hosting services became very popular in such fields as eLearning and web-conferencing. Many electronic courses contain videos, audios, animations, which is easy to accomplish within a PowerPoint presentation.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Since the late 1990s, PowerPoint's market share of total world presentation software has been estimated at 95 percent by both industry and academic sources.


PDF format.pdfPDF file
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Based on the PostScript language, each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, vector graphics, raster images and other information needed to display it. PDF was standardized as an open format, ISO 32000, in 2008, and no longer requires any royalties for its implementation.

Slide show

slideshowslideshowsphoto slideshow
A well-organized slide show allows a presenter to fit visual images to an oral presentation. The old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" holds true, in that a single image can save a presenter from speaking a paragraph of descriptive details. As with any public speaking or lecturing, a certain amount of talent, experience, and rehearsal is required to make a successful slide show presentation. Presentation software is most commonly used in the business world, where millions of presentations are created daily. Another very important area where it is used is for instructional purposes, usually with the intention of creating a dynamic, audiovisual presentation.

Film recorder

recordingburnt outfilm recording
The terms "slide" and "slide deck" are still commonly used in presentation programs. Currently, film recorders are primarily used in the motion picture film-out process for the ever increasing amount of digital intermediate work being done. Although significant advances in large venue video projection alleviates the need to output to film, there remains a deadlock between the motion picture studios and theater owners over who should pay for the cost of these very costly projection systems. This, combined with the increase in international and independent film production, will keep the demand for film recording steady for at least a decade.

VCN ExecuVision

VCN ExecuVision was the first presentation program for the personal computer. This program allowed users the ability to manipulate graphics and text not just for business data, but for all communication purposes. Created by Visual Communications Network, Inc., the benefits of this software program were first discussed in the journal of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on March 1984. In addition to the benefits of VCN ExecuVision, the journal published images created by the software, illustrating the new emerging software available for personal computers at that time.

Rashmi Sinha

Simultaneously, Rashmi and her husband, with the help of her older brother Amit Ranjan, built SlideShare, a site for people to share presentations online, in just six months. Since its launch in 2006, more than 9 million presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare, helping professionals connect through content. LinkedIn acquired SlideShare for over $100 million in 2012. Sinha is married to Jonathan Boutelle, who is the co-founder and CTO of SlideShare. They live in San Francisco. In 2008, Rashmi was named one of the World's Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by Fast Company. In 2009, Playboy Magazine named her one of America's Top 10 "Sexiest" CEOs.


Linked InLinkedIn PulseLinkedIn Corp.
Such data may include the ratio of female to male employees, the percentage of the most common titles/positions held within the company, the location of the company's headquarters and offices, and a list of present and former employees. In July 2011, LinkedIn launched a new feature allowing companies to include an "Apply with LinkedIn" button on job listing pages. The new plugin allowed potential employees to apply for positions using their LinkedIn profiles as resumes. Job recruiters, head hunters, and personnel HR are increasingly using LinkedIn as a source for finding potential candidates.

Productivity software

office suiteproductivity suiteoffice software
Presentation program. Database software. Graphics suite (raster graphics editor, vector graphics editor, image viewer). Desktop publishing software. Formula editor. Diagramming software. Email client. Communication software. Personal information manager. Notetaking software. Groupware. Project management software. Web log analysis software. Integrated software. List of office suites. List of collaborative software. List of personal information managers. List of software that supports Office Open XML. Comparison of word processors. Comparison of spreadsheet software. Comparison of notetaking software. Online office suite. Online spreadsheet. OpenDocument software.


computer softwaresoftware technologyprogram
Computer software, or simply software, is a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work. This is in contrast to physical hardware, from which the system is built and actually performs the work. In computer science and software engineering, computer software is all information processed by computer systems, programs and data. Computer software includes computer programs, libraries and related non-executable data, such as online documentation or digital media. Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used on its own.


Computed Images System & Services division
Genigraphics led the early efforts of the computer presentation graphics industry, and influenced similar business developments at Microsoft, Adobe and Corel. The Computed Images System & Services division (CISS, to become Genigraphics) of GE delivered the first presentation graphics system to Amoco Oil's corporate headquarters in 1973. It was named the 100 Series, and was based on DEC's PDP 11 series of mini computer systems. The first Genigraphics systems (100 Series and 100A Series) used an array of buttons, dials, knobs and joysticks, along with a built in keyboard, as the means of user interface.


Dicomed (or DICOMED) was a computerized graphics technology company founded in 1968 and based in Minneapolis. In the early 1970s it became a leading manufacturer of precision color film recorders such as the D47 and D48.

Microsoft Word

WordMS WordWord for Windows
AutoSummarize was removed from Microsoft Word for Mac OS X 2011, although it was present in Word for Mac 2008. AutoSummarize was removed from the Office 2010 release version (14) as well. There are three password types that can be set in Microsoft Word: The second and the third type of passwords were developed by Microsoft for convenient shared use of documents rather than for their protection. There is no encryption of documents that are protected by such passwords, and Microsoft Office protection system saves a hash sum of a password in a document's header where it can be easily accessed and removed by the specialized software.

Slide projector

projectionslide projectionslide
Presentation slide.

Floppy disk

floppy disk drivefloppy drivediskette
ATHANA International Inc – present day manufacturers of diskettes and other media. Summary of Floppy Disk Types and Specifications.

Transparency (projection)

Presentation slide. Projection panel. Reversal film.

Compound document

In computing, a compound document is a document type typically produced using word processing software, and is a regular text document intermingled with non-text elements such as spreadsheets, pictures, digital videos, digital audio, and other multimedia features. It can also be used to collect several documents into one.

Liquid-crystal display

LCDliquid crystal displayliquid crystal displays
Sluckin History of Liquid Crystals, a presentation and extracts from the book Crystals that Flow: Classic papers from the history of liquid crystals. David Dunmur & Tim Sluckin (2011) Soap, Science, and Flat-screen TVs: a history of liquid crystals, Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-954940-5. Overview of 3LCD technology, Presentation Technology. LCD Phase and Clock Adjustment, Techmind offers a free test screen to get a better LCD picture quality than the LCD's auto-tune function. Interfacing Alphanumeric LCD to Microcontroller. Animations explaining operation of LCD panels. Liquid crystals are distributed by Merck Group (DE), and Yancheng Smiling (CN).


youtube.comYouTube channelYouTuber
In early April 2017, the YouTube channel h3h3Productions presented evidence claiming that a Wall Street Journal article had fabricated screenshots showing major brand advertising on an offensive video containing Johnny Rebel music overlaid on a Chief Keef music video, citing that the video itself had not earned any ad revenue for the uploader. The video was retracted after it was found that the ads had actually been triggered by the use of copyrighted content in the video.