"Death by PowerPoint" is a criticism of slide-based presentations referring to a state of boredom and fatigue induced by information overload during presentations such as those created by the Microsoft application PowerPoint.
The phrase was first coined by Angela R. Garber. Further criticisms of the cognitive effects of PowerPoint have been expounded by others, for example, Edward Tufte (2006)Tufte E.R.(2006) The cognitive style of PowerPoint: Pitching out corrupts within (2nd Ed) Graphics Press: Cheshire CT It can also be called "PowerPoint Poisoning" - a term originated by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.
PowerPoint hell is the tedium some people report on sitting through PowerPoint visual presentations that are too long and complex, making excessive use of the software's features and when... Read More