Daily Archives: November 28, 2010

PowerPoint Makes us Stupid!

That is a direct quote from  Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander at a military conference in North Carolina.  He of course spoke without PowerPoint.

Brig. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who banned PowerPoint presentations when he was a Colonel serving in Iraq likened PowerPoint to an internal threat.

“It’s 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.”

Here is the infamous Pentagon PowerPoint slide that prompted a general to say: “If we can understand that slide, we will have won the war.”

I sure hope the high ranking idiot who came up with this slide is now a Private First Class.