Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - NYTimes.com

Powerpoint is making soldiers stupider

Commanders say that behind all the PowerPoint jokes are serious concerns that the program stifles discussion, critical thinking and thoughtful decision-making. Not least, it ties up junior officers — referred to as PowerPoint Rangers — in the daily preparation of slides, be it for a Joint Staff meeting in Washington or for a platoon leader’s pre-mission combat briefing in a remote pocket of Afghanistan.

Imagine what it must be doing to programmers.