Nobody should be sur­prised that Power­Point does not meas­ure up to the great speeches of his­tory, such as Lin­col­n’s Gettys­burg address. And it is cer­tainly a shame when a poten­tially inter­est­ing present­a­tion is dumbed down by anoth­er for­mu­laic over-applic­a­tion of Power­Point. But when Power­Point leads not just to bore­dom but to bad decisions, it is a tragedy, not just a shame.