Driving Windows

I got the chance to attend an introductory presentation on writing Windows device drivers today. Unfortunately, the person delivering the presentation was a bore. His speech was utterly monotonous and the slides were filled with nothing but boring text. Granted, I am a bit biased when it comes to Windows drivers, but it was still a boring presentation nonetheless.

Technical people should not be allowed to give technical presentations masked as non-technical ones.

A technical presentation should be filled with lots of diagrams, graphs, charts and very few words. Come to think of it, every presentation should be filled with non-words. The worst thing that a presenter can do is to actually read the words off the slides. Maybe we should send him for our presentation/communication skills training. It is at least a non-boring training.

PS: He finally showed a single diagram at the end of the presentation, which was basically worth the entire spoken presentation.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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