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Powerpoint and Abraham Lincoln

Check this interesting link
and below is an interesting article I copied from

PowerPoint Is Evil
Power Corrupts.
PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.
By Edward Tufte
Genevieve Liang 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.Yet slideware -computer programs for presentations -is everywhere: in corporate America, in government bureaucracies, even in our schools. Several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint are churning out trillions of slides each year. Slideware may help speakers outline their talks, but convenience for the speaker can be punishing to both content and audience. The standard Pow…