News sites and blogs are trumpeting the arrival of Google Presentations. Make sure that you read past the first sentence – the due date is “this summer”. A plea to people who announce dates – can you use the names of months? Summer means something different to those of us below the equator.

Anyway – let’s not forget the many alternatives to Powerpoint that already exist. OpenOffice Impress, obviously. Kpresenter. Various LaTeX or DocBook solutions. Web-based solutions such as Slidy (via Pierre) or the TWiki slideshow plugin.

Never forget, you already have choice.