Be wary of your mouse: bullets can kill……….
- A recent article in the New York Times quotes Gen. James Mattis of the Marine Corps as saying, “Powerpoint makes us stupid.”
- General H.R. McMaster has banned PowerPoint presentations by likening them to an internal threat. He says, “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”
- General McMaster has no problem with the chart shown above. He has a problem with rigid lists of bullet points.
Rocky’s been known to put his “foot(note) in mouth,” and shoot off a few bullet points from time-to-time. However, unlike his computer-savvy daughter, he never uses animation during a Powerpoint presentation.
He suspects that so-called “death by PowerPoint” may be a Communist (or Google) plot to undermine Microsoft. Rocky suggests that banning PowerPoint is the wrong solution. Instead, he suggests that the meeting should be canceled.
It’s ironic when a General suggests that some problems in the world are not “bullet-izable.” That’s the sort of language one expects from a dovish politician. Not a military commander. Also, since the word “bullet-izable” is not in the dictionary, their mite be a grane of trooth to the beleef that Powerpoint makes peeple stoopid.
[Disclosure: At the time of writing, Rocky owned shares of Microsoft Corporation. He also just purchased a new copy of “Office 2007 Basic”which includes Excel and Word — but lacks Powerpoint. Alas, Rocky already suffers from Powerpoint-induced brain damage. Hopefully, the damage is reversible]