Death by PowerPoint

When I started my academic career, data projectors were huge and required two technicians to set them up. The entire Faculty had one data projector which had to be moved from venue to venue. I was one of the first academics to use PowerPoint. I was one of the innovators. Once high-speed internet and internet capacity expanded, PowerPoint lecture slides could go up onto the Web for students to download and digest. However, PowerPoint, has many downsides. This Slate presentation provides an amusing and insightful look at the misuse of PowerPoint in universities.

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