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March 29, 2005

How come I never hear you say, "I just wanna be with you"

"Since U Been Gone" - the annual report - In case this needs explanation, it's a PowerPoint-style presentation of that Kelly Clarkson song.

For a really good example of the annihilating powers of PowerPoint, I direct you towards The Gettysburg Address.

Nonetheless, I'm disappointed to have missed David Byrne's "I Heart PowerPoint" lecture, which happened earlier this month. I didn't find out about it until too late. You'd think the guy would put his presentation online....

Yours, &c., LC | 12:02 PM | Sundries | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

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david byrne did an essay in wired on powerpoint a few years back. don't think i have the hard copy anymore, but it might be worth checking out.

Posted by: z at March 29, 2005 02:43 PM

(sorry... should've done a bit of searching to get you links):
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,61485,00.html
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt1.html
http://www.davidbyrne.com/art/eeei/index.php

Posted by: z at March 29, 2005 02:47 PM

Lol. As soon as I wrote that, I thought, "Hey, maybe I should try researching this." Thanks for finding some links!

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at March 29, 2005 03:17 PM

Another, decidedly less positive assessment of PowerPoint is offered regularly by Edward Tufte, who claims in this article that a "PowerPoint festival of bureaucratic hyperrationalism" contributed to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. More here.

Posted by: Scott at March 29, 2005 04:11 PM

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