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  • You can get Microsoft's PowerPoint killer today

    08/05/2015 9:23:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/05/2015 | MATT WEINBERGER
    Microsoft would never say that Sway, its new presentation app that you can download starting today, is going to kill its much-maligned cash cow PowerPoint. So I will: Microsoft Sway is a PowerPoint killer. Today, Sway goes into general availability, meaning that users of Office 365 in business and education can get it. Plus, Microsoft is releasing the official Sway app for Windows 10, alongside an update to all versions of the tool. And it's still free for consumers. Technically, you've been able to get Sway since last October when a preview version came out. At the time, Business Insider...
  • Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack

    01/16/2014 3:57:53 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    MIT Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group ^ | January 14, 2014 | Richard Lloyd (Former UN Weapons Inspector) and Theodore A. Postol (Professor MIT)
    The Syrian Improvised Chemical Munitions that Were Used in the August 21, Nerve Agent Attack in Damascus Have a Range of About 2 Kilometers. The UN Independent Assessment of the Range of the Chemical Munition Is in Exact Agreement with Our Findings. This Indicates That These Munitions Could Not Possibly Have Been Fired at East Ghouta from the “Heart”, or from the Eastern Edge, of the Syrian Government Controlled Area Shown in the Intelligence Map Published by the White House on August 30, 2013. This mistaken Intelligence Could Have Led to an Unjustified US Military Action Based on False Intelligence....
  • The 1940s...A Memorable Decade (a video view)

    10/17/2013 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies
    DROPBOX ^ | unk | unk
    A video view of the 40's nicely done
  • Software Help - Powerpoint to any Video Format

    08/24/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 08/24/13 | 50sdad
    I want to convert an old Powerpoint presentation into a mpg, avi, flv, anything that I can rig to post to YouTube. I have a XP machine running Office 2003. Can anyone recommend a piece of software which will do this?
  • Chaplain Speaks Out – Did the Media Blow The Story?

    03/16/2013 9:15:32 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 14MAR12 | By Harold Hutchison
    A chaplain who was awarded the Bronze Star has spoken out about the tour – and what appears to have been misleading media coverage. In an interview with, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, USAF, discussed the award and the PowerPoint presentation that has generated controversy. The presentation, which was titled, “Proper Handling and Disposal of Islamic Religious Material,” was written in the wake of the accidental burning of defaced Korans by American troops. The resulting riots when the news broke lead to 30 deaths, including two U.S. troops. Initial coverage of the medal in conservative media outlets lead former Congressman...
  • A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not... (Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst)

    03/14/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    US Patriot Post ^ | March 14, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    "The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice." -- George Washington (1779) A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not ... Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst In keeping with our publishing deadlines, every Tuesday morning I send notice of my topic for Thursday's column to our editorial team. This week, I sent notice that I was writing about "military award inflation," and particularly a story from reputable news sources about an Air Force chaplain, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, who received a Bronze Star for a PowerPoint. I first read this story under an inflammatory National...
  • Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint (Important Update @ 22)

    03/12/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 11, 2013 11:38 A.M. | Patrick Brennan
    Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint Teaching Proper Sensitivity for the Koran An Air Force chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious materials with sensitivity, according to Ohio’s Dayton Daily News. After U.S. troops in Afghanistan accidentally burned copies of the Koran, sparking riots that took over 30 lives, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Trainer came to the rescue: After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield stepped in and...
  • Israel: Can’t Find PA Incitement? Here It Is

    02/05/2013 4:07:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/13 | Maayana Miskin
    In wake of the release of a report comparing Palestinian Authority textbooks to Israeli textbooks in terms of incitement, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry has released a simple PowerPoint presentation outlining PA incitement and giving examples. Among the more disturbing instances of incitement are incident in which teachers used their blogs or Facebook pages to spread hate. One PA school’s Facebook page includes an image of an Arab child being strangled by a snake marked with a Star of David. Another school’s Facebook page has an image of Adolf Hitler, complete with a quote stating that Hitler left some Jews alive...
  • Winchester issues recall for some Ranger 223 ammo

    03/18/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    police one .com ^ | 3-8-11 | Drew Johnson
    Affected lots have last four digits: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51 Owners of Ranger 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point centerfire rifle ammunition may want to pause before chambering a round. Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six lots of the Ranger 223 ammo after determining that the lots may contain incorrect propellant. The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Incorrect propellant in the Ranger 223 may cause firearm damage
  • Power Point: The Dangers of a Major Military Asset

    09/04/2010 10:04:08 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 09/04/2010 | Jim Emerson
    Intelligence is information. The best use of intelligence is to get that information in the hands of the war fighter quickly. If used correctly it saves lives and greatly aids our troops to defeat the enemy. Unfortunately, in today’s short attention span world, the most vital tool in the dissemination of intelligence is PowerPoint. More often than not, about time the PowerPoint presentation is prepared for daily briefings the information is too old to be useful. PowerPoint maybe a valuable tool but when used for routine daily briefs it is more potent than Ambien as a sleep aid. If terrorists...
  • US generals given baffling PowerPoint presentation to try to explain Afghanistan mess

    04/28/2010 10:11:16 AM PDT · by skimbell · 50 replies · 1,406+ views
    MailOnline ^ | 28th April 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Its coloured charts, graphs and bullet-points are supposed to make the most incomprehensible data crystal clear. But even the sharpest military minds in American were left baffled by this PowerPoint slide, a mind-boggling attempt to explain the situation in Afghanistan. 'When we understand that slide, we'll have won the war..
  • Can DOD really defeat PowerPoint?

    04/29/2010 6:19:38 AM PDT · by SLB · 42 replies · 1,086+ views
    Federal Computer Weekly ^ | April 28, 2010 | Kevin McCaney
    IF TORQUEMADA HAD A LAPTOP. The Defense Department has declared war on PowerPoint. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who heads U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the New York Times, “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.” To prove his point, McChrystal’s been displaying an indecipherable slide of the United States’ military strategy. “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” he’s said. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, Joint Forces commander, put it more succinctly: “PowerPoint makes us stupid.” Kudos to military...
  • PowerPoint Run Amok in the Military (Good news! McMaster of Tal Afar got his star!)

    04/28/2010 5:38:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 655+ views
    Commentary ^ | 04.28.2010 | Max Boot
    I have been spending the past few days with American military forces in the Persian Gulf region. Everywhere I have gone with a group from the Council on Foreign Relations, military briefers have sheepishly prefaced their remarks by saying, “I read that story about PowerPoint, but I have a few PowerPoint slides I’d like to present anyway.” The story they’re referring to is this New York Times article, which suggests that the military is dangerously over reliant on this Microsoft program, which makes it all too easy to substitute glib bullet points for serious thought about pressing issues. Granted, PowerPoint...
  • We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint [“PowerPoint makes us stupid,” Gen. James N. Mattis...]

    04/27/2010 7:51:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,538+ views
    We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint By ELISABETH BUMILLER WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul last summer that was meant to portray the complexity of American military strategy, but looked more like a bowl of spaghetti. “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” General McChrystal dryly remarked, one of his advisers recalled, as the room erupted in laughter. The slide has since bounced around the Internet as an example of a military tool that has spun out of...
  • other suggestions to recover a PowerPoint 2002 file

    10/11/2009 9:14:27 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 1,037+ views
    My wife was working on a PowerPoint 2002 presentation on her Sony Vaio laptop, using Vista home. She saved the file, then kept working on it. Then, PowerPoint suddenly ended/crashed. When she restarted PowerPoint and attempted to reopon the file, she got the message that the file caused a serious error, and did she want to open it? She answered yes, and PowerPoint simply hung up while trying to open the file. Since that time, I have tried creating a new presentation and inserting slides from the other one, but that method didn't succeed. I also have tried simply double...
  • The problem with PowerPoint

    08/19/2009 9:03:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 1,538+ views
    bbc ^ | 19 August 2009
    If you have worked in an office in the Western world in the past 25 years, you will probably have sat through a PowerPoint presentation. But there's a problem. They're often boring, writes presentation expert Max Atkinson. In the past 25 years, I've asked hundreds of people how many PowerPoint presentations they've seen that came across as really inspiring and enthusiastic. Most struggle to come up with a single example, and the most optimistic answer I've heard was "two". So what are the main problems?
  • Powerpoint 2008 (Mac) vs. Powerpoint 2007 (Vista)

    06/03/2009 7:20:31 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 32 replies · 2,062+ views
    None ^ | 6/03/2009 | Me
    OK - so - I do 90% of my work using my Macs - a 12" iBook (last generation) and a PowerMac Dual G5 desktop. The other 10% I spend with an HP Pavilion Laptop (Vista). So - Working with Powerpoint on both platforms - I have found that there is a huge difference in functionality - with the Mac version generally being for more tolerant of media files (both audio and video) With Powerpoint 2008 (Mac), I can throw pretty much any popular format audio file or video file and it just works. Take that same presentation (saved on...
  • The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation

    05/24/2009 4:42:28 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Abraham Lincoln and ^ | originally January 2000 | grey_whiskers
    Click on the link.
  • Questions about PowerPoint

    02/18/2009 5:36:16 AM PST · by rudy45 · 5 replies · 564+ views
    I have PowerPoint 2002. I would like to create a "flash card" type presentation. Each slide would have two text boxes, left and right. Left would ask, for example, "capital of [country]" and right would have answer i.e. "[capital city name]." I would use custom animation so that during slide show, the left box would appear on previous, then right would appear after click. I have two questions: first, is there a way I can tell the slide show, at presentation time, to "shuffle" the slides? I know I can shuffle the physical order of the slides themselves, using a...
  • PowerPoint 2002: the "speed" dropdown is grayed out

    10/28/2008 7:57:28 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 3 replies · 470+ views
    I want to animate several objects in a PowerPoint presentation. I bring up the "custom animation" pane, then select an object. I can select how the object appears (e.g. dissolve in). However, i CANNOT specify the speed at which the object appears. The "speed" dropdown control is grayed out. Therefore, even though I can animate multiple objects, it doesn't help. They all appear all at the same time. The object I select is a shape I draw in PowerPoint,if that makes any difference. Thanks.
  • Can use of PNG graphic (instead of JPG) cause PowerPoint 2002 to crash?

    05/14/2008 11:06:06 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 10 replies · 191+ views
    Today I was working on a PowerPoint file for a client presentation, using PowerPoint 2002 on a computer running XP Home with SP2. I sent them the file, and they sent it back to me, substituting one of their own images, in PNG format, for a JPG image I had used. When I opened the file they sent me, it stayed open for about five seconds, then I got the dreaded "PowerPoint has encountered an error and must close." This happened a few more times. Then, after opening the file one more time, I right clicked on the PNG graphic...
  • PowerPoint narration and animation problem/question

    03/24/2008 8:17:59 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 8 replies · 726+ views
    I have a PowerPoint slide that has 20 seconds of audio narration, and three images. I would like the narration to begin as soon as the slide appears, therefore, of course I set the timing of the narration to be "with previous." Then, during the narration, I would like the three images to appear one after the other. Problem: If I set the first image to appear "after previous," then all I get is the complete narration, and only after it's finished do I get the images (not what I want). However, if I set the first image to appear...
  • Vanity: PowerPoint help needed

    03/19/2008 2:10:34 PM PDT · by AngrySpud · 15 replies · 348+ views
    3/19/08 | me
    My very conservative lurker brother needs advice for his classroom science lectures. He wants to put all his Microsoft Word lessons onto PowerPoint. When he copies a hundred pages and tries to paste them onto a suitably long PP file, all pages are crammed onto the first slide. Cutting and pasting small sections will take him hundreds of hours. Any (detailed) help would be appreciated.
  • Options for converting PowerPoint to video

    03/18/2008 12:19:48 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 1 replies · 181+ views
    I would like to turn some PowerPoint presentations into live video. In addition, if possible, I would like to have video of myself before or after the presentations. What recommendations do you have? I've seen the web site for Camtasia. What do you think about it? What lower priced, or free alternatives, are there? Also, if I want to voice over the PowerPoint, what are the advantages and disadvantages of either putting the narration into PowerPoint, then converting the whole thing, vs. having NO narration in PowerPoint, but doing the narration while converting it to video? Thanks.
  • How to (if possible) automatically start separate PowerPoint presentations sequentially

    05/27/2007 12:04:05 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 14 replies · 496+ views
    I have several separate PowerPoint presentations. I want to keep them as separate files, BUT at the same time I would like to (if possible) run each as a slide show, but have each one start automatically and sequentially. That is, I want presentation 1 to run as slide show, then after the last slide have presentation 2 run as slide show etc. I know technically I can create a new presentation and insert the slides from all of the separate ones into it. However, the resulting file would be too big, and it would be an issue if I...
  • Copyright Laws

    05/07/2007 11:38:09 AM PDT · by SpaceDragon · 3 replies · 174+ views
    I am putting together a power point presentation and am having trouble trying to find out how to use music.
  • Research points the finger at PowerPoint(major pitfall of powerpoint presentation)

    04/04/2007 6:50:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 73 replies · 2,527+ views
    SMH ^ | 04/04/07 | Anna Patty
    Research points the finger at PowerPoint University of NSW research shows the human brain processes and retains more information if it is digested in either its verbal or written form, but not both at the same time. Photo: Andrew Meares Anna Patty Education Editor April 4, 2007 If you have ever wondered why your eyes start glazing over as you read those dot points on the screen, as the same words are being spoken, take heart in knowing there is a scientific explanation. It is more difficult to process information if it is coming at you in the written and...
  • How can I tell whether a PowerPoint sound file was linked or embedded?

    03/10/2007 5:09:50 PM PST · by rudy45 · 5 replies · 213+ views
    I am using PowerPoint 2002. I understand that an option there is to specify the size threshold beyond which a sound file is linked rather than embedded. I have a presentation that is 13 mb. I want it to play a sound that is 4.5mb. I also want this sound to be embedded, not linked. I therefore set the threshold to be 5 mb i.e. only if the file is larger than 5 mb will it be linked. Therefore, in theory, the 4.5 mb file will be embedded. However, after I insert the sound file and save it, I find...
  • Having trouble with PowerPoint slide show and inserted sound file

    02/03/2007 3:40:04 PM PST · by rudy45 · 3 replies · 230+ views
    I am using PowerPoint 2002, and have created a slide show. It is set up to transition to the next slide every three seconds. So far, so good, everything works. Now I want to have a sound file on the first slide. It should start playing automatically, and continue playing as the slide show progresses. Here's the problem: once I insert the sound file, and start the slide show, the show never advances. That is, it just stays on the first slide as long as the sound is playing. If I press enter, the next slide in the show does...
  • Burning a CD of a PowerPoint presentation with embedded sounds

    01/10/2007 7:31:42 AM PST · by rudy45 · 7 replies · 360+ views
    I have a PowerPoint presentation on my Dell Inspiron computer, running XP Home SP2. I have inserted a sound into that presentation. The sound and the PowerPoint file are in different directories. As long as I run the PowerPoint file from the hard disk, and leave it and the sound file in the same location, I realize everything should be OK. Now, suppose I want to run the presentation on another PC. I burn the PowerPoint presentation alone to a CD, then play it on the second PC. I have a feeling that I will lack the sound, right? When...
  • Animated rotation of a PowerPoint object?

    10/08/2006 5:50:48 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 4 replies · 316+ views
    I'm using PowerPoint 2002. I know that via custom animation, I can specify motion paths for a selected object. However, all of the motion paths, even circular and curved ones, keep the object in the same orientation (i.e. the top is always the top etc.). I'd like instead to be able to do an animated rotation of the object. Other than creating multiple copies of the object, then manually rotating each one, then specifying that they appear in sequence, is there another/easier way of doing the rotation? Thanks.
  • Vanity: Can't get our powerpoint projector to project, help please!

    06/11/2006 3:11:02 PM PDT · by hindsfeetnhighplaces · 44 replies · 761+ views
    Hello fellow freepers. First, I apologize for the vanity but I need a bit of help. My church just purchased a computer and a projector to use during our worship services. We had man come down and hook everything up, install all the software etc. and everything worked fine. Now we can,t get the projector to project. Everything with the computer, programs and all the connections is fine but for some reason we just can't figure out how to get the projector to turn on. Is there a setting that needs to be changed in the computer in order for...
  • PowerPoint Politics

    05/29/2006 8:10:05 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 2 replies · 1,115+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 05/29/2006 | James Pinkerton
    PowerPoint Politics By James Pinkerton : BIO| 26 May 2006 al gore powerpoint If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a moving picture worth? You know, as in Al Gore's new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth"? That motion picture is powerful and effective, and so it must be worth a lot to the environmental cause. Some viewers might dwell on the irony of cine-technology -- all those celluloid-y chemicals! all those kilowatts! all those people driving their fossil-fuelmobiles to the theater! -- being harnessed to aid the cause of Greenery, but in fact, the techno-irony gets twistier...
  • The Stimulus of Silence

    06/12/2005 8:56:02 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 2 replies · 531+ views
    The Prayer Book Society of the USA ^ | June 11, 2005 | The Rev. Dr. Peter Toon
    Each of us is stimulated every day by a variety of persons and things. Everything from smells, tastes, sounds and touches to images, pictures, words, written and spoken, can affect us. By any of them we can be aroused in one or a number of ways and the activity of body or mind, or parts thereof, can be heightened or increased. We are “wired” in such a way that external stimuli, or even internal stimuli (from memory or imagination), affect us in many ways, and perhaps when we do not realize this is so. We are all aware that we...
  • How to "zoom in" CONTINUOUSLY on PowerPoint graphic, without losing resolution?

    04/21/2005 6:48:18 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 5 replies · 348+ views
    I am using PowerPoint 2002. I would like, in my slide show, to "zoom in" continuously on a JPG image. I know that I can animate the graphic, and do a "grow/shrink" to a custom size, say 400%. However, when I do so, the resolution degrades as the graphic increases in size. A friend thought of an alternative of using multiple images. After the first (small) image grows to 150%, she fades in another image that is the same size as the 150% growth of the first one, then zooms that second one another 150%, and so on. This approach...
  • Unable to drag-and-drop .jpg images from Windows Explorer

    03/18/2005 5:39:27 AM PST · by rudy45 · 15 replies · 535+ views
    I am using Windows XP Home and PowerPoint 2000. When I try to drag a .jpg file from Windows Explorer onto a PowerPoint slide, all I get is a text object that lists the location and name of the file, not the image associated with the file itself. What's going on, and how can I actually get the image into PowerPoint via drag and drop? I know I can do an "insert/picture/from file" but I'd rather drag and drop. Thanks.
  • Church Tsunami PowerPoint Presentation

    01/20/2005 10:11:19 AM PST · by 2banana · 2 replies · 580+ views
    Gospel for Asia ^ | January 20, 2005 | K.P. Yohannan
    Gospel for Asia Update - Church Tsunami PowerPoint ------------------------------------------------------------- January 20, 2005 - Vol. V Issue 2 - 160,000 Subscribed ------------------------------------------------------------- As Christians worldwide have been praying for victims of the recent tsunami, a number of churches and others have shown an interest in having a PowerPoint presentation that they could share with their congregations and friends. In response, we have put together a presentation for you with scenes depicting the heart-rending anguish surrounding the events of December 26. It also shows the powerful ways God is working, even through this tragedy, to reach those who have never heard the...
  • Does PowerPoint make us stupid?

    12/30/2003 10:28:22 AM PST · by JennysCool · 4 replies · 143+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | 12/30/2003 | AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- David Byrne, an accomplished composer, photographer and lead singer of Talking Heads, has evolved -- some would say devolved -- into an unlikely artistic medium: PowerPoint.</p> <p>Best known for vocals in "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House," Byrne originally intended to spoof the ubiquitous software as a dumbed-down form of expression between communication-addled business executives.</p>
  • Talking Heads singer questions PowerPoint

    12/29/2003 7:10:40 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 43 replies · 1,002+ views
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- David Byrne, an accomplished composer, photographer and lead singer of Talking Heads, has evolved -- some would say devolved -- into an unlikely artistic medium: PowerPoint.</p> <p>Best known for vocals in "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House," Byrne originally intended to spoof the ubiquitous software as a dumbed-down form of expression between communication-addled business executives.</p>
  • PowerPoint Makes You Dumb

    12/14/2003 6:54:47 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 64 replies · 6,411+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/14/2003 | CLIVE THOMPSON
    PowerPoint Makes You Dumb By CLIVE THOMPSON Published: December 14, 2003 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. NASA, the board argued, had become too reliant on presenting complex information via PowerPoint, instead of by means of traditional ink-and-paper technical reports. When NASA engineers assessed possible wing damage during the mission, they presented the findings in a confusing PowerPoint slide...
  • PowerPoint Is Evil. Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

    08/25/2003 10:14:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 483+ views
    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...
  • PowerPoint Is Evil

    08/21/2003 7:28:20 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 62 replies · 509+ views
    Wired News ^ | September 2003 | Edward Tufte
    <p>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.</p>
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom - Awesome Photos!

    03/27/2003 10:06:59 AM PST · by Earl B. · 17 replies · 392+ views
    The Ether | 3/27/2003 | Unknown
    A friend just e-mailed a powerpoint file to me which is a collection of AWESOME pictures of the military action in Iraq. I just had to share them with you. So I created a Yahoo group, and put the file there. I have enabled public sharing, but I'm not sure how many downloads it will support in one day. If anyone can find a more permanent home for the file, please feel free. Anyway, here is the link (please let me know if there is a problem, I'll do what I can):