Clive Thompson writes on the theme of whether or not PowerPoint is harming our ability to think. He references
a booklet called "The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint" by Clive Thompson who says "the PowerPoint slide
format has probably the worst signal/noise ratio of any known method of communication on paper
or computer screen." Thompson says that bulleted lists are "faux-analytical" and cannot communicate
complex relationships between points. Bulleted lists,
says Thompson, are about selling ideas rather than explaining them. Tufte concludes that "Powerpoint allows speakers
to pretend they are giving a real talk, and audiences to pretend they are listening."