[R] The Perils of PowerPoint

Mulholland, Tom Tom.Mulholland at dpi.wa.gov.au
Tue Sep 6 08:26:48 CEST 2005

For some reason (probably that our organisation has blocked the site) I could not see the original articles that prompted the post. I however immediately assumed that this was precipitated by Tufte and his comments about PowerPoint (I recall seeing a good example of PowerPoint on his site) http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/powerpoint

When this first came up I recall some dispute about the comments www.sociablemedia.com/articles_dispute.htm and that John Fox did something http://ils.unc.edu/~jfox/powerpoint/introduction.html that I enjoyed reading.

Other links that are lying on my computer are
"In defense of PowerPoint" http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/in_defense_of_powerp.html
and "Does PowerPoint make you stupid?" at http://www.presentations.com/presentations/delivery/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000482464

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Tim Churches
> Sent: Saturday, 3 September 2005 10:08 AM
> To: ted.harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk
> Cc: Achim Zeileis; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] The Perils of PowerPoint
> (Ted Harding) wrote:
> >By the way, the Washington Post/Minneapolis Star Tribune article is
> >somewhat reminiscent of a short (15 min) broadcast on BBC Radio 4
> >back on October 18 2004 15:45-16:00 called
> >
> >  "Microsoft Powerpoint and the Decline of Civilisation"
> >
> >which explores similar themes and also frequently quotes Tufte.
> >Unfortunately it lapsed for ever from "Listen Again" after the
> >statutory week, so I can't point you to a replay. (However, I
> >have carefully preserved the cassette recording I made).
> >  
> >
> Try http://sooper.org/misc/powerpoint.mp3 (copyright law 
> notwithstanding...)
> Tim C
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