How PowerPoint Is Like Melvin

How PowerPoint Is Like Melvin

Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2004, posted by at 9:30 am

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Em C. Pea explores why some people don’t like PowerPoint.

Back when Auntie Em was just a wee sprout in Public School 102, there was a boy named Melvin in the next class. Melvin was the sort of boy that everyone just loved to notice: nerdy, stammering, dressed in oddly colored clothing and with awkward posture. Being children, of course, we picked on him without a second thought. I’ve often wondered what happened to Melvin. These days, I suspect that one of the Microsoft development teams knows just how he felt, because PowerPoint is rapidly becoming the Melvin of Microsoft.

How PowerPoint Is Like Melvin

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