UN-Kewl Design Alert: Where PowerPoint Goes to Die


rhetoricat posted this batsh*t crazy completely disturbing PowerPoint slide which was cited
in a New York Times article about the dangers of, not Afghanistan, but um... PowerPoint.

Can you imagine the man-hours that went into not only designing that monstrosity, but researching it? Oy vey. As quoted in the article, one of the delusions of PowerPoint is that people try to use it to compartmentalize problems, oversimplify them:
“[PowerPoint is] dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”
While true, probably the most accurate quote in the article is: “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.” Scary prospect, n'est-ce pas?

Have you come across other PowerPoint abuses? Leave a link in the comments!

(Source: rhetoricat)