Dissent of man

Some inventions are better left on the drawing board or in the inventor’s head. One of them is PowerPoint.

16th April, 2011

Avery clever American writer called Jennifer Egan has just published a children’s novel called A Visit From The Goon Squad. What makes Egan so clever, in my opinion, is that her novel is written in PowerPoint.

Yes, PowerPoint – the Microsoft Office programme so beloved of teachers, middle managers, marketing folk and crashing bores everywhere. The only surprise is that it has taken so long for someone to come up with an interesting...

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