The King Of PowerPoint by David Gaffney

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The King Of PowerPoint by David Gaffney

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  3. 3. Look at thisLook at this
  4. 4. Look at thisLook at thisthe sombre dark blue of early PowerPoint
  5. 5. Look at thisLook at thisthe sombre dark blue of early PowerPointits formal executive templates
  6. 6. Look at thisLook at thisthe sombre dark blue of early PowerPointits formal executive templatesthe stuffy board room feel
  7. 7. But Bob overcame that too.But Bob overcame that too.
  8. 8. But Bob overcame that too.But Bob overcame that too.With the coming of PowerPoint Bob couldmake words go
  9. 9. But Bob overcame that too.But Bob overcame that too.With the coming of PowerPoint Bob couldmake words go
  10. 10. But Bob overcame that too.But Bob overcame that too.With the coming of PowerPoint Bob couldmake words goLike this
  11. 11. But Bob overcame that too.But Bob overcame that too.With the coming of PowerPoint Bob couldmake words goLike this
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  32. 32. and everything could be printedand everything could be printed
  33. 33. and everything could be printedand everything could be printedon transparencies,
  34. 34. and everything could be printedand everything could be printedon transparencies,Bright, shiny
  35. 35. and everything could be printedand everything could be printedon transparencies,Bright, shinyand professional.
  36. 36. The day Bob witnessed theThe day Bob witnessed theuse of a data projectoruse of a data projector
  37. 37. The day Bob witnessed theThe day Bob witnessed theuse of a data projectoruse of a data projectorTanya thought it would send him over.
  38. 38. The day Bob witnessed theThe day Bob witnessed theuse of a data projectoruse of a data projectorTanya thought it would send him over.She found him sitting on his own lookinginto space
  39. 39. The day Bob witnessed theThe day Bob witnessed theuse of a data projectoruse of a data projectorTanya thought it would send him over.She found him sitting on his own lookinginto spacehis face pale and morose, his eyes moist.
  40. 40. The day Bob witnessed theThe day Bob witnessed theuse of a data projectoruse of a data projectorTanya thought it would send him over.She found him sitting on his own lookinginto spacehis face pale and morose, his eyes moist.He was holding a sheaf of transparencies,shuffling through them, and mumbling in atrembling voice.
  41. 41. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagain
  42. 42. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagainover and over.
  43. 43. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagainover and over.This fact hit him hard
  44. 44. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagainover and over.This fact hit him hardSlide presentations for Bob had been tactile,sensual.
  45. 45. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagainover and over.This fact hit him hardSlide presentations for Bob had been tactile,sensual.He would stand next to the OHP with ahandful of transparencies
  46. 46. II’ll never hold a slide in my hand’ll never hold a slide in my handagainagainover and over.This fact hit him hardSlide presentations for Bob had been tactile,sensual.He would stand next to the OHP with ahandful of transparencieswhizzing them across the screen one by one
  47. 47. But as before, Bob got over it.But as before, Bob got over it.
  48. 48. But as before, Bob got over it.But as before, Bob got over it.The king of the overhead projector became.
  49. 49. But as before, Bob got over it.But as before, Bob got over it.The king of the overhead projector became.
  50. 50. His
  51. 51. Histext
  52. 52. Histexttransitions
  53. 53. Histexttransitions
  54. 54. Histexttransitions
  55. 55. Histexttransitions
  56. 56. Histexttransitions
  57. 57. a kaleidoscope of visual ideasa kaleidoscope of visual ideas
  58. 58. a kaleidoscope of visual ideasa kaleidoscope of visual ideassprang from a well within him
  59. 59. a kaleidoscope of visual ideasa kaleidoscope of visual ideassprang from a well within him as if he had been injected with a dazzlingTechnicolor drug.
  60. 60. a kaleidoscope of visual ideasa kaleidoscope of visual ideassprang from a well within him as if he had been injected with a dazzlingTechnicolor drug.He showed Tanya how to usurp the tyrannyof the rectangle
  61. 61. But Bob was leavingBut Bob was leaving
  62. 62. But Bob was leavingBut Bob was leavingthe king of PowerPoint was leaving and hisleaving do was that evening.
  63. 63. But Bob was leavingBut Bob was leavingthe king of PowerPoint was leaving and hisleaving do was that evening.Tanya had been given the job of preparinghis farewell PowerPoint presentation.
  64. 64. But Bob was leavingBut Bob was leavingthe king of PowerPoint was leaving and hisleaving do was that evening.Tanya had been given the job of preparinghis farewell PowerPoint presentation.She had produced two presentations forBob.
  65. 65. The first was calledThe first was called
  66. 66. The first was calledThe first was called
  67. 67. The first was calledThe first was calleda history of visual aids in the workplace withBob as its hero
  68. 68. The second was calledThe second was called
  69. 69. The second was calledThe second was called
  70. 70. The second was calledThe second was calledBob’s guide to email flirting.
  71. 71. Tanya was head of ITTanya was head of IT
  72. 72. Tanya was head of ITTanya was head of ITAnd enjoyed access to all emails, businessand private
  73. 73. Tanya was head of ITTanya was head of ITAnd enjoyed access to all emails, businessand private The King of Sleaze focussed on Bob’sanxious struggle over his phrasings in aseries of emails to a young accountantnamed Bev.
  74. 74. Whether
  75. 75. WhetherTo say
  76. 76. WhetherTo sayHello
  77. 77. WhetherTo sayHelloHowdy
  78. 78. WhetherTo sayHelloHowdyHi
  79. 79. WhetherTo say To complimentHelloHowdyHi
  80. 80. WhetherTo say To complimentHelloHowdyHiHer blouse
  81. 81. WhetherTo say To complimentHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoes
  82. 82. WhetherTo say To complimentHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legs
  83. 83. WhetherTo say To complimentHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreasts
  84. 84. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreasts
  85. 85. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreastsWithkisses
  86. 86. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreastsWithkissesWithoutkisses
  87. 87. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreastsWithkissesWithoutkissesIf kisseshowMany?
  88. 88. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreastsWithkissesWithoutkissesIf kisseshowMany?To mention
  89. 89. WhetherTo say To compliment To endHelloHowdyHiHer blouseHer shoesHer legsHerbreastsWithkissesWithoutkissesIf kisseshowMany?To mentionThat thetravel lodgeoffersa half day rate
  90. 90. BobBob’s wife Brenda was’s wife Brenda wascoming to the docoming to the do
  91. 91. BobBob’s wife Brenda was’s wife Brenda wascoming to the docoming to the doand would be fascinated by the story aboutBev and Bob
  92. 92. BobBob’s wife Brenda was’s wife Brenda wascoming to the docoming to the doand would be fascinated by the story aboutBev and Bobbecause Bev was an accountant at thecompany Bob was about to join.
  93. 93. The hug queue dispersed,The hug queue dispersed,
  94. 94. The hug queue dispersed,The hug queue dispersed,and it was Tanya’s turn.
  95. 95. The hug queue dispersed,The hug queue dispersed,and it was Tanya’s turn.What special words would Bob dredge up forher during her hug?
  96. 96. Because Tanya was the only person whounderstood as deeply as Bob the impactof a well designed PowerPointpresentation.

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