I’m not the only one with a problem with Powerpoint

You may recall that I had a rant or two about this topic a while back. A gentle reader has pointed out it was a recent topic in Leon Gettler’s blog in The Age.

The good news is that, this year, the other lecturers teaching with me share my antipathy, and indeed before I was even allocated to teach this subject, they had agreed that there shall be no Powerpoint slides. The only sad thing is that I used to enjoy putting my own strange artwork at the start of my powerpoint presentations, for no particular reason other than my own enjoyment. Now I will just have to draw strange pictures on the whiteboard instead. And read out quotations from judgments in silly accents. The things I do to amuse myself.



Filed under academia, powerpoint

2 responses to “I’m not the only one with a problem with Powerpoint

  1. Iain Hall


    My daughter plays around with powerpoint on her computer and she just loves some of the sound effects as the slides change…

    The link above is to a post just for you so I hope you like it :o)

  2. John Flood

    Edward Tufte who generally writes about the bad presentation of statistics has written a lovely little article for Wired on the evils of powerpoint when in the wrong hands, which is usual. Wired article here: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html

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