I know that Powerpoint presentations have taken on a pretty bad reputation, but it doesn't deserve this treatment. After all, it isn't Powerpoint itself that is the problem, it's the speaker and/or the poor use of the tool that creates a bad presentation experience. And for those that choose not to use it, there can be equally, er, worse results. Witness these two gems. At the beginning of the year, I saw someone actually do a presentation using Textpad. And more recently I saw someone give a presentation with a giant blue screen. Oh, and he was eating an ice cream cone during the talk to boot.