Death by Powerpoint *The horror... The horror*

#1
I've no idea if this is the right section. But I wanted to get something off my chest.

Is it just me, or is it any course you go on, any brief you hear is alway presented by powerpoint. With the same green background and poorly illistrated pictures. :frustrated:

Surely they, the powers above us can construct some new way of presentation. :frustrated:
 
#3
Hey, at least all your .ppt presenttations are in english. It seems all the ones in the Canadian Forces were first written in french and then translated with that fcuking Babel Fish translator thingamawhatits...
 
#4
Stretcher_Fetcher said:
Hey, at least all your .ppt presenttations are in english.
And that's debatable.

I've wondered to this day what HEATH and Safety is.
 
#5
Santa_Sunday said:
You obviously don't remember 'Vu-Foil'
He..He.. Just reminded me of the BIT Cse i attended, all the slides we had were vu-foils, took bloody ages to make and afterwards too bloody useless to use in the future....
Powerpoint was a revelation when i became an Instructor.

However he is right in the sense, that every Ppt lesson does have the usual yellow on blue background. Come on be more adventurous.

Maybe your man would be better suited to a bit of chalk and a blackboard.. :thumright:
 
#7
enterprise said:
Santa_Sunday said:
You obviously don't remember 'Vu-Foil'
OR N MY DAY..

CHALK AND BLACKBOARD
And COLOURED chalk.

Though never black.
 
#8
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However he is right in the sense, that every Ppt lesson does have the usual yellow on blue background. Come on be more adventurous.

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Apparently, the yellow on blue was chosen as it's easy on the eye. Having sat through some horrors with red on blue and green on purple, I can see why!

Spelling mistakes are just laziness, as you can use the Spell Checker for PowerPoint.
 
#9
#10
I think the colours were pastels.

You could eat them when you got bored.
 
#11
Nothing like Vu Foil and chinagraph pencil. Nothing wrong with a blackboard either.

Take the right notes and you're on a winner anyway, regardless of the medium.

Of course there was always the ubiquitous Gestetner for copying precis for the course. I suppose there has to be some thanks given for modern technology.
 
#14
yea i have been warned about powerpoint.Apparently the number 1 case of depression in the army is powerpoint,i've heard of people having 'Powerpoint' based nightmares before.is this true???
 
#15
Shadowfar said:
yea i have been warned about powerpoint.Apparently the number 1 case of depression in the army is powerpoint,i've heard of people having 'Powerpoint' based nightmares before.is this true???
Don't know about the nightmares,
But iv'e certainly fallen asleep during a few presentations in my time...Zzzzz.
 
#16
Powerwhat?

The most technologically 'advanced' class Ive been in so far always seems to involve some guy flipping over a well worn chart with barely legible writing.

It is always outdoor, and it always seems to be raining.
 
#17
Whatever happened to 'Naming of Parts' and drill? Never needed a picture then.
 
#18
I dont know!! the fecking kids of today dont know when they were born etc etc etc....

death by vu foil, powerpoint is a fecking luxury!! a quick few taps on your keyboard and hey presto professional presentation.....I remember spending fecking hours with letraset on vu foil acetates... to find I'd made a spelling mistake ARRRRRGHHHHHH!!!!!!
 
#19
GDav said:
Nothing like Vu Foil and chinagraph pencil. Nothing wrong with a blackboard either.

Take the right notes and you're on a winner anyway, regardless of the medium.

Of course there was always the ubiquitous Gestetner for copying precis for the course. I suppose there has to be some thanks given for modern technology.
Fcuk me - having a flashback :highfive:

What was the name of the machine thingy that allowed you to project pages of books onto the wall via a mirror? And the red, awful smelling stuff for masking out errors on the skins used for repro of Part 1 Orders (on paper certified as too tough for a Pikey's arrse)?

Hi-tech my arrse!
 
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