Friday, April 30, 2010

We have met the enemy and he is PowerPoint

This is the headline of an article in last Monday's NYT. Apparently Pentagon top brass spend a lot of time making and attending PowerPoint presentations and some are now realizing that the medium is getting in the way of the message. Money quotes:
  • "PowerPoint makes us stupid," Marine Corps Gen. Mattis
  • "Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable," Gen. McMaster (who actually banned PP in his command at one point)
As an aside, I used Apple's Keynote presentation software for the first time this week, impressive fonts and easy to learn. So it will be "death by Keynote" in my classes next year.

No comments:

Post a Comment