A chillingly thoughtful piece which arrived via client Cody Polla over in the US.
How PowerPoint is killing critical thought
The context for the article is whole of academia, the relevance for us in business is total. Towards the end Smith refers to Frommer:
Perhaps even worse, in the context of the 21st century, is a charge levelled by the French writer Franck Frommer in his book How PowerPoint Makes You Stupid. Because PP can only present propositions and arguments as equations, he says, they appear to have no owner; no one need feel responsible for them. In the post-banking-crisis world, we know both how seductive this is – and how dangerous. Some canny business leaders are now following Steve Jobs’s example, and Tufte’s advice, by restricting PP use to pictures.
A great piece of writing from Smith © 2015 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.