business and academic institutions. Few business meetings and classroom lectures are quite complete without a PowerPoint presentation to streamline key concepts and get the "herd" out on time. And, it does seem that PowerPoint has
replaced the podium as the standard crutch for anxiety-ridden public speakers.
But, I disagree that "PowerPoint is strangely adept at disguising the fragile foundations of a proposal." Bad ideas are still bad and sometimes worse when fancy fonts, flashing lights, special fades, and dancing pie charts accompany them.