Thursday, March 13, 2008

Finally, a reason to go out to the bars!

Last week the Boston Globe reported on the latest craze sweeping the nation: PowerPoint Karaoke. It’s basically just what it sounds like. Take the stage and present a deck you’ve never seen before, pulled at random from the web.

The Globe says:

In a bar, with a beer, PowerPoint becomes more Monty Python, less "Catch-22." Instead of being victimized by someone who insists on reading aloud Every Single Bullet Point in a grim death march to the final corporate-logo slide, you have a presenter who is just as lost as you are, if not more so. The playing field is leveled; the inmates are running the asylum. And unlike regular karaoke, where the singer's performance is measured against that of a professional rock star, a PowerPoint Karaoke presentation usually has nowhere to go but up from the original version.

This idea is so great I’m champing at the bit* to try it or see it done.

* That’s right, I said “champing.” Look it up.

Via Brand Flakes For Breakfast.

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