This article presented a view on powerpoints I’d never read before. What was most interesting was Tufte’s reasoning: “When information is stacked in time, it is difficult to understand context and evaluate relationships. Visual reasoning usually works more effectively when relevant information is shown side by side. Often, the more intense the detail, the greater the clarity and understanding.” and further explanation. The reason I think this is interesting is because of how the author applied this to satistical data. The picture of the table over the slides with the various graphs made more sense. The author argument regarding powerpoint appears to be good one from the example given.
Work Cited: Tufte, Edward. PowerPoint is Evil. Wired. Issue: 11.09. September 2003. Web. 5/111/12. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html