“PowerPoint makes us stupid.” So said Marine Gen. James Mattis. That’s not any more true by itself than “Cupcakes make us fat” or “Beer makes ugly people attractive.” Used properly, it’s a useful tool to help an audience visualize information and remember a presentation. Used indiscriminately, it’s worse than Rain Man giving a TED Talk.
When Iraq War veteran Omar Gonzalez jumped the fence of the White House on Sunday, Sept. 19, and rushed the building, the Secret Service reported that he was stopped at the door. But on Monday, the Washington Post revealed that he actually made it well into the East Wing before being overpowered by Secret Service agents.