Have you ever been told that you were going to see a power point presentation? And got a little excited about it? Thought, ‘Oh, a power point presentation. Neat.’ And then looked forward ever so slightly to whatever event you now knew included a power point presentation?
Do you know what a power point presentation is?
Yes, I hear you intone in a drone. It’s a series of images projected onto a screen while someone talks about them. Or a series of pictures projected on a screen that support some type of educational or explanatory speech.
Yeah, well, do you know what that is? I mean really is? It’s a fucking SLIDE SHOW. That’s exactly what a slide show is. Not similar to, not the cutting edge version of, not technology’s advanced answer for…it IS and always will be a SLIDE SHOW, no more, no less.
Now honestly, have you ever found yourself excited about a slide show? I am really hoping your answer is a resounding no.
For me, slide shows conjure up images of people’s vacations, film strip educational programs that went along with a distorted audio cassette that went ‘beep’ when the teacher was supposed to change the slide, horrible sex education talks from the school nurse…a series of boring, excruciating, or frightening events, right? Not what I’d call exciting.
So why are you getting excited about a little slide show?
Because you’ve been duped again by the people in charge through the cunning use of your own language.
Power point my ass.