The Internet Archive's Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex: eyeball-lancing collection of terrible US military slides


Originally published at:


Dammit Jim, I’m a soldier not a graphic designer.


I remember this making the rounds…


This article is going to trigger PTSD in some folks.


We can take solace that PowerPoint never had a blink tag.


We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint
APRIL 26, 2010


From the article:

General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”

Something his boss seems to not understand.


it’s kind of incredible that an Army General is using the world “bulletizeable” to refer to bullshit meetings. Not the first thing people think about when you talk about the military.


Quelle horreur! Somebody is not a graphic designer? If we went to war with Sweden, we would be helpless before their Garramond!


I love microdot


I believe you mean PPTSD.


Garamond has only one R and is a group of many old-style serif typefaces, named for sixteenth-century Parisian engraver Claude Garamond.


I missed that unintentional pun.


Re: Bulletizeable - in skimming the responses, I immediately thought bulletizeable meant something that you could solve with bullets - like shooting it.


Take my word. Within the military complex, it’s all still happening. Poor skills, coupled with the need to show ‘commendable’ and substantial effort in chartsmanship… resulting in crappy, confusingly busy charts.

Then there are the charts that have just enough to benefit the presenter’s memory as they talk the charts… leaving the charts useless as references later.


This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.