Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Creating Illusions

A PowerPoint diagram meant to portray the complexity of American strategy in Afghanistan.

“[PowerPoint] is dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”

~ Brig. Gen. H. R. McMaster, from “We Have Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint,” by Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times, April 26, 2010