Tuesday, November 30, 2004

powerpoint is making us stupid

In the past the only thing visual aids were used for in presentations was to show graphs are or charts. People needed the ability to take complex data and put it in a way that people could understand and it could be presented. Recently with the age of microsoft powerpoint we have presenters using it to push content at us with the words that they want us to remember.

I was reading a blog entry, Jerry Veen's Death by Auto Content someone wrote about a MIT paper they were reading. It's very fascinating.

It's a fascinating look at how PowerPoint has, essentially, automated lazy thought. Or, to put it another way, created bullet-point expectations for all organizational knowledge.


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