Every good account person and planner should be looking for 'the perfect wave' - that most amazing PowerPoint slide after which you can die easy in the knowledge that just once you saw perfection. Russell Davies recently got close with this one:
I'm talking about the best PowerPoint slide to get across an idea, to make people think in a different way.
Of course PowerPoint is used badly, and is in practical terms mostly Bad and Wrong, but think about what it's supposed to be - a means of delivering visual aids, then there's nothing inherently evil about it.
(The following is an e-mail from the past, composed on Saturday, September 3, 2005, and sent via FutureMe.org)
I am sitting on my bed on a Saturday afternoon in early September, it
is damn hot and I'm supposed to be looking for a flat to buy. I hope
you sort that out and it's not a nightmare.
going to India in 17 days, go and sit in the desert, watch the sky.
luck with everything - try right now to remember what you can about
this weekend. Last night I went to Evergreen with Bud, Eve, Jodie,
tonight Sarah is coming over, and tomorrow is Jen's biirthday in some
Mexican place in town.