One word to describe PowerPoint

3 12 2010

At both recent presentations I asked participants to write ‘one word to describe PowerPoint’ on a small slip of paper. These were then collected and some of them read out during the presentations. See all the responses combined into a tag cloud:

image of a tag cloud of words to describe PowerPoint

Screenshot of tag cloud generated by http://tagcrowd.com/

As shown in the image above, the two most frequent words were linear and useful, and the others listed were: abused, ambivalent, a tool, backwards, basic, blackboard, bland, broken video, bullet-y, confining, easy, flat, functional, hell, helpful, inflexible, limiting, Microsoft, overused, powerful, predictable, presentation, proprietary, restrictive, rigid, sterile, sucks, tedious, uncreative, undercooked, visual

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