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on November 22, 2011
I have to say that I was sorely disappointed with this book. It's all about making glossy, simplistic presentation slides. That's it. That might be fine when you are marketing some product using emotional appeals, but when you are trying to convey real ideas with some complexity, it's totally useless. There's an example at the end of the book where a biology teacher uses this 'Zen' approach to teach concepts to university students. Each of his slides comprises of a couple of words and a glossy picture of a molecule - I felt SO sorry for his students! People learn concepts in different ways - some learn through hearing someone explain something, and others learn through seeing something written down, and to assume that everyone will 'get' it by hearing someone ramble on while pointing to these useless slides is just silly.
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