I heard this and jotted down some points while listening. It is a must-think-about. Pasting the points (hee hee):
Microsoft Powerpoint symbolises the ...
urge to summarise, reduce and truncate
eternal standoff between content and form
Everything becomes a sales pitch
Info has to be uniformly accessible
Forced simplicty; reduces your capacity to think, to communicate
Info presented thus tends to be soft, woolly
Every slide would be like reading a brochure
Parents love it, because they think that the children are learning something new. Teachers love it because parents love it because children love it.
It makes points, not conversation. It is for a corporate setting; merchandising.
It represents the controlling tendencey in contemporary life.
Simplify, Reduce, Oversimplify.
Critics say it is...
a crash course in stupidity
death by a thousand bullet points.
If you read this, please go and listen to it. The Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation says it all, of course.