War By PowerPoint

A decent article today in the New York Times about war by PowerPoint and the war on PowerPoint.

It focuses on the spaghetti graphic that's been floating around and is always worth reposting:

Fave quote in the piece, because it makes the software, which is slideware, seem as if it requires the bulletpointing of ideas:

“It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”

UPDATE: Nice response to the article over at Elizabeth Losh's blog.

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