Google’s Answer to Powerpoint: Answering my Prayers?

At night before I tuck myself into bed I pray to a higher being and request things like world peace, ending poverty, and someone to invent a more viable option to PowerPoint. There is a distinct possibility that some headway is being made with one of those requests. As previously established, I am extremely averse to the Microsoft application. Flashing that sparkly smile boasting that confident stride, Google has once again landed on a Monopoly property with a whole handful of tricks up its sleeve. Man, am I excited to see if this investment is going to have a high return.

No Whammies, No Whammies.. Big Bucks!

I am aware that there are a lot of people out there who don’t feel the same as I on the PowerPoint argument. A colleague of mine named Brian King actually loves PowerPoint so much that he bought the domain “http://www.IlovePowerPoint.com”. When I asked Brian why he is such a fan he replied “I don’t think it’s too bad. It is the lowest common denominator, everyone in the business world has it. Rather than hating it, I embrace it.” However, he does admit that if Google came up with an application that fixes the flaws of PowerPoint, his feelings could be reconsidered. Ironically, if you go to http://www.IlovePowerPoint.com you will see that Brian adorns the page with Google adwords.

According to http://www.tonicsystems.com Google acquired “the San Francisco-based company that provides Java presentation automation products and solutions for document management”. I have never used tonic systems but get the impression it does not have the full functionality that PowerPoint currently posses. In an AP press article Google Chairman and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt stated ‘It does not have all the functionality nor is it intended to have all functionality of Microsoft Office, It seems to be a better fit to how people use the Web.’

Eric says this now, but in my fantasies he is saying…
“It doesn’t Woop PowerPoint ass now, but oh… it will… it will. Mu ha ha ha!”

[tags] Google, PowerPoint, Microsoft, tonicsystems, presentation, Eric Schmidt[/tags]

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  1. — April 20, 2007