Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fresh Appear NASCAR: Sprint Cup Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, unveiled today as division of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, was worked on by Ford designers in an endeavor to bring brand individuality back to the sport. The result is incontrovertible by means of the 2013 Sprint Cup car mirroring the in recent times unveiled 2013 Ford Fusion manufacture car.

Featuring a totally redesigned sleek new silhouette and fresh face, the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup car was designed to be the countenance of a new-fangled era of stock car racing.

We required Fusion to be the car that helped return ‘stock car’ to NASCAR. Stated Jamie Allison, Manager, Ford Racing. I think fans, when they see the car, are just going to grin and shout approval. It is going to reengage them with the sport and make the sport better since there is just something natural about seeing race cars that look like cars in their driveways.

Ford took a special move toward with the development of the 2013 Fusion racer. Ford Design Center staff, led by Garen Nicoghosian, and Ford aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus, spent the past year doing the early design enlargement, freeing up the Ford race teams to concentrate on weekly NASCAR competition. This is a seminal instant in the sport where we had a chance to get it right once again and make sure the race cars are race versions of street cars. And I am proud since I believe we have talented just that, continued Allison.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint, usually just called PowerPoint, is a non-free commercial presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The current versions are Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Windows and 2011 for Mac.


The original version of this program was created by Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin of Forethought, Inc. Originally designed for the Macintosh computer, the initial release was called "Presenter". In 1987, it was renamed to "PowerPoint" due to problems with trademarks, the idea for the name coming from Robert Gaskins. In August of the same year, Forethought was bought by Microsoft for $14 million USD ($27.1 million in present-day terms), and became Microsoft's Graphics Business Unit, which continued to further develop the software.

PowerPoint changed significantly with PowerPoint 97. Prior to PowerPoint 97, presentations were linear, always proceeding from one slide to the next. PowerPoint 97 incorporated the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language, underlying all macro generation in Office 97, which allowed users to invoke pre-defined transitions and effects in a non-linear movie-like style without having to learn programming

PowerPoint 2000 (and the rest of the Office 2000 suite) introduced a clipboard that could hold multiple objects at once. Another noticeable change was that the Office Assistant, whose frequent unsolicited appearances in PowerPoint 97 (as an animated paperclip) had annoyed many users, was changed to be less intrusive.