PowerPoint Needs to Die

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I was reading gapingvoid today. Hugh’s comic pretty much sums up my thoughts on PowerPoint:


I’m convinced that less then 1% of the population knows how to use PowerPoint. I’ve been sitting through my Introduction to Space Exploration class and I can’t tell you how horrible all (not some, all) of the presentations have been. Yellow text on a black-to-dark-blue background, tons of information on each slide, the presenter reading off the slide, verbatim. Worse yet, the slides aren’t available online! This also isn’t a problem unique to our school, we have presenters from the likes of Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, and guest lecturers on a weekly basis. Every one is plagued by the same problem.