The Swiss political party known as the Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP) is seeking to have PowerPoint banned from the country. They argue that use of PowerPoint costs 2.1 billion Swiss Francs (about $2.5 billion). They even developed a mathematical model to calculate time wasted and productivity lost to PowerPoint. The APPP is certainly not the first critic of PowerPoint and certainly not the last, but this seems to be indicative of a larger trend in which users and software developers are seriously seeking alternatives to PowerPoint.
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(submitted by Joel)