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Are These the 8 Worst PowerPoints the Government Has Ever Produced?

Ohanian Comment: Should you wish to read wise (and witty) comments about the evils of PowerPoint, put "Edward Tufte" into a search on this site. That will take you from AFT Share My Lesson insanity-- 10 Power Point Activities on Novel as Common Core Informational Text-- to Tufte's wise observations, including this one:

Power Corrupts.
PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

Mother Jones offers lots of examples of insane military PowerPoints Here

Wired has a piece Pentagon craziest PowerPoint slide ever.

Google "Arne Duncan" and "PowerPoint" and you'll find lots of pdf offal traveling as information.

Teachers attending professional development sessions can hope that education will follow the military brass and eliminate the PowerPoint.

By AJ Vicens

After barely two weeks on the job, new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued an unexpected order to commanders preparing to brief him: ditch the PowerPoint. The request, which broke with the Pentagon's tradition of slide deck-driven presentations, only applied to a meeting in Kuwait on anti-ISIS efforts. Carter was seeking "thoughtful analysis and discussion, not fixed briefings," a spokesman told Military Times.

We've all sat through PowerPoint presentations that suffocate any chance for deep thought, let alone comprehension. But defense and intelligence agencies are in their own league when it comes to slide-based warfare. In honor of Carter's small step toward less terrible meetings, here are some of the worst military and intel slides to ever see the light of day.

— AJ Vicens
Mother Jones





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