We got everything we need right here

There's a common narrative pattern in which a protagonist is saddled with some differentiating characteristic - big ears for example, or scissors for hands, or flatulence. At first said characteristic causes the protagonist to be shunned by their peers, but in a different context it turns out to be an advantage, enabling them to overcome a … Continue reading We got everything we need right here

All this rubbish Powerpoint must be telling us something

Chris Heathcote's abstract pointillist Powerpoint toolkit once again reinforces the received wisdom that Microsoft's near-ubiquitous presentation software presages the end of civilisation. Unlike the army of total Powerpoint rejecters, Chris' solution is to fight pixel with pixel, subject to three strictures: POINT ONE: Presentations are about IDEAS, not TEXT. POINT TWO: READING from SLIDES is … Continue reading All this rubbish Powerpoint must be telling us something