Monday, February 11, 2008
"Oh No What Now!" PPTosis
For the past few days, I have either been seeing or making many many PPTs. Making PPTs has become such a monotonous and bugging process. The irritating aspect is that there appears to be a fixed component of time (like a fixed cost) to making a PPT. However few slides the PPT contains, you can never finish a half decent PPT in less than an hour!
One reason could be psychological. When you have a small PPT, you tend to think that there is lesser material. So you want to make up by "pseudifying" it.
Either way, I have come to a stage where I suffer from "PPTosis" or PPT fatigue. Irrespective of how good a presentation is, I just switch off when I see that PPT format. It is like a Pavlovian response.
See PPT -> "It must be globe (fart)" -> Mind wanders.
(P.S: Obviously, I am not a cartoonist. But it drives the point just as well.)