People unfortunate enough to be around me when the topic of PowerPoint comes up in conversation quickly learn that I am a fervent believer in the idea that PowerPoint actually inhibits communication, rather than facilitating it.  Further evidence for this theory can be found in the November 2003 issue of the Atlantic Monthly on page 82.  The following excerpt is from an article describing NASA and the Columbia Accident Investigation Board:> The latter message seems to have been lost.  Indeed, this particular PowerPoint presentation became a case study for Edward Tufte, the brilliant communications specialist from Yale, who in a subsequent booklet The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, tore into it for its dampening effect on clear expression and thought.  The [Columbia Accident Investigation Board] later joined in, describing the widespread use of PowerPoint within NASA as one of the obstacles to internal communication...

For an interesting example of PowerPoint's ability to make anything boring, check out the Gettyburg Address rendered as if Lincoln had used PowerPoint.

From our "When Direct Mail Marketing Intelligence Fails" department:  The other day I got a catalog full of "Motoring Accessories For Your Truck & SUV" in the mail.  Yes, I need a $400.00 custom grille for my truck and a set of custom, chrome pedals for my SUV.  Now I'll be able to trick out my Earth Destroyer properly.