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My career is taking a turn for the worse. No doubt some of you consider that getting paid to bash off 750 ill-judged and frequently inaccurate words every Friday morning about one’s inability to use a computer correctly is an obstacle that you might suffer to stumble over as you stagger along your own rocky career path. I’m …

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Hmmmm....

I wonder what the fear of PowerPoint presentations is? Exousiastigmiphobia?

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Re: Hmmmm....

Dunamaichmophobia.

It is derived from the Greek Dunamis (power/action, Ancient Greek: δύναμις) aichmē (point) and phobos (fear).

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Re: Hmmmm....

I wonder what the fear of PowerPoint presentations is? Exousiastigmiphobia?

Experience? Entirely sensible self-preservation? Garberphobia (after the lady who coined the death by PowerPoint phrase)?

Or howabout Illiteraphobia - the fear that the presenter thinks you're illiterate and so has to patiently read every word of every slide that he has like a script, without actually adding anything to it?

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Anonymous Coward

Is this one of the (many) reasons El Reg is not allowed

to any Apple press / product announcements?

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Don McMillan

Reminds me of the classic Life after Death by PowerPoint

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Re: Don McMillan

Thanks Don,

One for the collection - along with such gems as:

http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/

http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001yB&topic_id=1

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Re: Don McMillan

The solution to powerpoint:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlDWRZ7IYqw

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most excellent

"...incomprehensible phonetic English that would make Bengali call-centre staff sound like David Niven."

well done, good sir. I should have known better than to be drinking hot coffee whilst reading your missive. My sinus cavities and monitor are rather the worse for it.

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Someone speaks with forkéd tongue

Examining the eminent Mr Dabbs's 2010 interview with Features Exec[1], we find the exchange:

Q: Do you find press conferences, trips, parties and other events useful or an interruption?

A: They are always useful.

Ahem.

@Mrs B J Smegma: In the same location, we find him noting he was the first non-U.S. journo to test the original iMac, so 'twas not always thus.

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[1]http://www.featuresexec.com/bulletin/interview_article.php?id=11689

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So what you're saying is...

So, giant corporations *aren't* trying to bribe the press with hookers and blow?

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