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“We had 12.9 gigabytes of (Microsoft) PowerPoint slides on our network. And I thought, ‘What a huge waste of corporate productivity.’ So we banned it. And we’ve had three unbelievable record-breaking fiscal quarters since we banned PowerPoint. Now, I would argue that every company in the world, if they would just ban PowerPoint, would see their earnings skyrocket. Employees would stand around going, ‘What do I do? Guess I’ve got to go to work.’” – Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems, quoted in the San Jose Mercury News, January 27, 1997

Three times this week I’ve been pointed at that quote by different people, and so I have to point out that Sun now produce a PowerPoint clone (in the form of Impress for OOo). I wonder if they’re allowed to use it…

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