We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint

Wednesday Apr 28th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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U.S. Marine Corps general says "PowerPoint makes us stupid."

NY Times: “PowerPoint makes us stupid,” asserts Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander. The slides have become ubiquitous throughout the military, with junior officers spending hours each day creating slide presentations for various meetings. That has some senior officers concerned that reliance on the Microsoft program stifles in-depth discussion and critical thinking.

“It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” said General McMaster. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”

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