This is an oldie, but a goodie and sort of contradicts our Smart Tip of the week, where we suggest that you should boil down your PowerPoint slides to as few words as possible. But, hey, we like to hear all sides of an argument and challenge our own Smart Tips.

This article from the New York Times December 14, 2003 discusses Edward Tufte’s (the famous theorist of information presentation) 28-page pamphlet that claimed that Microsoft’s PowerPoint forces people to mutilate data beyond comprehension.

What do you think?