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The real versus stated purpose of Powerpoint

image How true this observation is. I’d have twittered it but the quote is a little longer than the twitter maximum. Taken from “Hiring is Obsolete” by Paul Graham.

"…The stated purpose of Powerpoint is to present ideas. Its real role is to overcome people’s fear of public speaking. It allows you to give an impressive-looking talk about nothing, and it causes the audience to sit in a dark room looking at slides, instead of a bright one looking at you.”