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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #65)

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 06:40 PM

68. PowerPoint is a tool used by bureaucrats. It's not to be taken seriously.

 

A person putting together a PowerPoint presentation is nearly always concerned with putting pretty shapes and colors on screens.

To portray a PowerPoint slide as a serious document shows how little some people have worked in an office environment. It is not used as an agency directive. It's not used for anything other than quick messaging displays.

It's a goddamned toy and Greenwald has shown his naivete about such matters to try to get us to swallow this as something nefarious from the NSA.

It's on the level of someone sketching shit out on a napkin and then calling it golden.

And this is what Greenwald led off with.

And this is beside the fact that 'direct access' on the PowerPoint slide most likely refers to secure FTP servers, not 24/7 monitoring of the Internet. It's just ludicrous to think that the NSA is watching everyone.

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