Good Blast at Powerpoint
I see a lot of Powerpoint and I do not think it has benefited my field, physics. When I was giving the important talks almost 20 years ago, they were on transparencies and each one held a single graph or diagram. They were large graphs which showed a lot of detail. I could spend a significant amount of time explaining each one. Now you get three microscopic graphs next to a list of bullets and you are supposed to understand it.
I read this blast today from Fred Clark:
This is the ideal technology for this task because, as Edward Miller notes, “PowerPoint … can give the illusion of coherence and content when there really isn’t very much coherence or content.” This is, for many PowerPoint enthusiasts, a feature, not a bug. The illusion of coherence and content is precisely why PP is the preferred technology in corporate America and among Bible prophecy “experts” (and why it was used almost exclusively in Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon).
I will never be a PowerPoint enthusiast.