First-Year Consultants and U.S. Military Commanders Have Something in Common


Neither can stand making PowerPoint slides! The Times reports: “Like an insurgency, PowerPoint has crept into the daily lives of military commanders and reached the level of near obsession. The amount of time expended on PowerPoint, the Microsoft presentation program of computer-generated charts, graphs and bullet points, has made it a running joke in the Pentagon and in Iraq and Afghanistan … Despite tales [of endless hours spent making slides], ‘death by PowerPoint,’ the phrase used to describe the numbing sensation that accompanies a 30-slide briefing, seems here to stay.” [NYT]