By Michael Beiruit (in conversation with Peter Merholz):
It’s a dirty secret that much of what we admire in the design world is a byproduct not of “strategy” but of common sense, taste and luck. Some clients are too unnerved by ambiguity to accept this, and create garganuan superstructures of bullshit to provide a sense of security.
I’d never considered of PowerPoint as being a tool used by the architects and builders of ‘superstructures of bullshit’ before.
All hail common sense, taste and luck!
Quote ripped from the excellent book: Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy With Human Behaviour, recommended to me by the equally excellent Knotty.