PowerPoint trivia. Did you Know...
According to Microsoft estimates, there are more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations made each day (New Yorker Magazine).
PowerPoint was invented in 1987 by Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin (Forethought). There are now 420 million copies in use worldwide.
The application was originally called 'Presenter' then renamed to "PowerPoint" due to trademark issues.
PowerPoint (Presenter) was originally designed specifically for the Macintosh platform.
Poor usage of PowerPoint can result in an audience suffering a form of narcolepsy known as 'Death by PowerPoint'.
Comedian Don McMillan makes light of this condition in his infamous stand-up routine 'Life After Death by PowerPoint'.
According to About.com; the top 10 most common PowerPoint terms are: 1 Slide Show, 2 Bullet Points, 3 Design Template,
4 Slide Layouts, 5 Task Pane, 6 Transition 7 Animation, 8 Notes, 9 Slide Viewer and 10 Slide Master.