Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WE have met the Enemy, and He is Powerpoint! - New York Times

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When shown this slide in a briefing on the war in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, US Commander in Afghanistan is reported to have said:
"When we understand this slide, we will have won the war!"

The NYT article linked below is a full-on criticism of the dependence of our organizational culture on PowerPoint - joining Edward Tufte in his earlier criticism of our dependence on PPT as a substitute for critical thinking, presentation and writing.

THe NYT article should be required reading for the world of PPT devotees.

Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - NYTimes.com:


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