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December 16, 2003

Powerpoint Makes You Dumb

Both Ken and Alan sent me this New York Times article: Powerpoint Makes You Dumb yesterday. And no, this is not a joke. I hate PPT. The worst paper I saw from students this fall was the only one done in powerpoint. And yes, I'm going to get the Edward Tufte pamphlet. ""In August, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board at NASA released Volume 1 of its report on why the space shuttle crashed. As expected, the ship's foam insulation was the main cause of the disaster. But the board also fingered another unusual culprit: PowerPoint, Microsoft's well-known ''slideware'' program."""

Posted by jason at December 16, 2003 09:20 AM