Which tools were around »back in the day« to aid presentation Unix/Linux environments? I just wondered how somebody would accomplish something like slides in a e.g. text-based environment or low-end graphics environment.
Research has been a little difficult since websites tend to remove outdated / abandoned tools. For instance, my search brought up TPP, the Text Presentation Program, but it is as recent as 2004. It supports
any text terminal that is supported by ncurses – ranging from an old VT100 to the Linux framebuffer to an xterm.
Which raises the additional question how exactly a computer aided presentation would be held if there are relatively small screens available. After giving TPP a short try, without specifying headlines normal slide content is rendered in default terminal font size which can be as small as 12 point.
I really appreciated comparatively long and exhaustive answers that may consist out of your own experiences.