Matthew Stibbe at BadLanguage has a post discussing whether PowerPoint is that bad. He argues that "At worse it is an accomplice to the crime not the criminal". He provides links to various arguments pro and con for PowerPoint including Tufte's "Con" review in Wired magazine -"PowerPoint is Evil" and Don Norman of Nielsen Norman Group's "Pro" essay - "In Defense of PowerPoint".
Don Norman argues that presenters should have 3 components to their presentation
- Personal Notes
- Illustrative Slides