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Monday, August 10, 2009

PowerPoint is Evil

Edward Tufte wrote an article for Wired a while back (here) in which he talks about how awful PowerPoint can be.

Imagine a widely used and expensive prescription drug that promised to make us beautiful but didn't. Instead the drug had frequent, serious side effects: It induced stupidity, turned everyone into bores, wasted time, and degraded the quality and credibility of communication. These side effects would rightly lead to a worldwide product recall.

Tufte knows a thing or two about the topic since:
Edward R. Tufte is professor emeritus of political science, computer science and statistics, and graphic design at Yale. His new monograph, The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, is available from Graphics Press (

I got this link from Pastor Daniel's Blog

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