Order a PowerPoint Stand-down

Wooldridge III, E. Tyler
December 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2004, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p85
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on the art of creating Power Point presentations by military personnel. A recent study by a Washington think tank found that children now spend more time playing computer games and watching television than they do reading. Subsequent to the report's publication, child education and psychology experts speculated about the long-term effects this trend could have on children's development. The military should be concerned about fostering those same flaws in its junior officers. The art of creating a PowerPoint brief frequently has become a substitute for real planning, thoughtful discussion, and cogent analysis. The military should worry it is not breeding innovative thinkers.


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