I was talking the other day to a friend of mine recently starting his own company when he asked me the following fairly innocuous question:
How do I e-mail a PowerPoint presentation while protecting it?
My friend merely wanted to protect his intellectual property. Fair enough, although I told him that just about every means of locking down a document could be circumvented one way or another. But why the focus on email?
Stop thinking about old tools like e-mail.
Instead, why not put it on your site via Scribd, set desired permissions, and draw people to your new (and content-challenged) site? They may actually stay there and share that presentation—and others—with people in their tribes. You may get discovered by others. Who knows what will happen? Not me.
To the web-challenged, here’s some unsolicited advice: Stop thinking about old tools like e-mail. Start thinking web. It’s not going anywhere.