The above article converted to PowerPoint style by Aaron Swartz.
"At many points during its investigation, the Board was surprised to receive
similar presentation slides from NASA officials in place of technical reports.
The Board views the endemic use of PowerPoint briefing slides instead of technical
papers as an illustration of the problematic methods of technical communication
at NASA." Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Report Volume I, p.191 (August
See also critique of Columbia Evidence by Edward Tufte.
Deadly Sins of Modern PowerPoint Usage by Rick Altman
"You can show off in PowerPoint by loading up on gratuitous effects, or you can show off by not. With the latter approach, you show off your sense of restraint—you proclaim that you know what is important in a presentation and what is not. That is an invaluable commodity for modern-day PowerPoint users. And one less person that we’d have to whack upside the head."