We’re Banning all Swiss Made Products

July 7th, 2011

A media hungry Anti-PowerPoint maniac hit pay dirt with the idea to start a political party in Switzerland based on banning the use of PowerPoint throughout Switzerland.

So I’m thinking of starting a Pro-PowerPoint group. If some stupid law was passed to ban PowerPoint in Switzerland, the Pro-PowerPoint movement would ban the use of all Swiss made products for fear of a major quality drop – a direct result of companies in Switzerland not being allowed to use one of the key business communication tools in use by millions of people – PowerPoint.

No more Swiss chocolates, Swiss watches, Swiss cheese, or Swiss knives.  Banning PowerPoint is like banning email – it’s just a modern communication tool. It’s like banning the use of pliers in the production of Swiss watches. If used correctly it’s a great tool. If used incorrectly it can cause problems.

The founder of this new Anti-PowerPoint party is promoting a new book called something like “The PowerPoint Fallacy” but many news articles and channels left out that bit of information.

The only fallacy I see is how he’s able to get so much news attention to drive book sales when only a few hundred people have joined his Anti-PowerPoint political party – probably all people that have been bored to death by his own poor PowerPoint skills.

He claims use of presentation software costs the Swiss economy 2.1 billion Swiss francs (US $2.5 billion) annually. How ridiculous. I’d bet PowerPoint presentations have contributed to millions of dollars of closed deals, maybe even a few billion dollar deals.

I’m looking into starting a PAC (Political Action Committee) here in the States that supports candidates and politicians that use PowerPoint. I’d like to see a law that forces all Senate and Congressmen to use PowerPoint slides with all important speeches they make so they can more clearly layout the issues and solutions rather than the usual double talk. It may also force them to be more accountable for what they say in a speech. It’s worked for the business community for decades now.

For now, I’m hoping Swiss companies known for their quality precision do not turn into Swiss PowerPoint-less panderers.

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