Dear Commons Community,
The above is an example of a Powerpoint slide representing the complexity of the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. In an article in the NY Times (see URL below) entitled, We Have Met the Enemy and He is Powerpoint, a number of military leaders comment on their frustration with the over reliance on Powerpoint presentations by personnel. Their complaint essentially is a feeling that the use of Powerpoint in the military has gone awry. I must say that a similar thought has occurred to me at conferences and professional meetings where colleagues make presentations with slides that are a bit too complex or busy. I also wonder what our students think of some of our Powerpoint slides and Blackboard webpages.
The NY Times article is available at: