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Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War: PowerPoint - The New York Times

Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War: PowerPoint - The New York Times

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Like an insurgency, PowerPoint has crept into the daily lives of military commanders and reached the level of near obsession... “PowerPoint makes us stupid,”... create the illusion of understanding and ... control... Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable...rigid lists of bullet points... take no account of interconnected... forces... [and] stifles discussion, critical thinking and thoughtful decision-making...

military culture... rely on PowerPoint’s hierarchical ordering of a confused world...“Dumb-Dumb Bullets,” underscored criticism of fuzzy bullet points...

the program does come in handy when the goal is not imparting information, as in briefings for reporters... known as “hypnotizing chickens.”

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