“PowerPoint makes us stupid.” So says Marine Corps General James N. Mattis in a widely shared New York Times article, “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint.” The General’s comments are part of an ongoing debate within the military regarding the efficacy of this ubiquitous presentation software. However, the debate is not new, extending at least as far back as 2003 when Edward Tufte published two essays, PowerPoint Is Evil and The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint. So, what’s the rub? Why is PowerPoint a poor choice, especially when presenting information that will lead to decision-making? And, more to the point, what is the alternative? Read on at https://prismdecision.com/powerpoint-makes-us-stupid
You probably Google, but do you WolframAlpha? WolframAlpha is an incredibly ambitious project “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.” Read on for some practical examples of the high value WolframAlpha can offer teachers, lawyers, engineers, physicians–virtually everyone.