Lincoln's Gettysburg PowerPoint, delivered 150 years ago today


For those who missed Abraham Lincoln's PowerPoint presentation in Gettysburg 150 years ago today, he kindly posted his slides online, along with rough speaker notes. "The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation" (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)

(And here's Peter Norvig on why he created this Web classic way back in 2000: "The Making of the Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation")

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  1. IMB says:

    I hate this with a passion.

  2. (Speaking of PowerPoint, wasn't it the best back in 2003, before they got rid of the (yes, actually a feature, yes actually called this) "AutoContent Wizard"? Man, that tool made adding compelling content so easy and intuitive...)

  3. Power corrupts. Powerpoint corrupts absolutely.

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