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Monday, May 01, 2006

The Universal Word For Everything In Visual Media

It is so funny how in the world of Video Media, especially in the church, anything that has to do with a projector, slide show, presentations, outlines, etc has come to be called "powerpoint." Kind of like every soft drink in the south is a "Coke." Even if you want a Mountain Dew, you say "give me a Coke."

Tonight I was leading music at the Association VBS Clinic and the host was talking about how we raised money last year to purchase a new projector for the churches to have access to. The projector, of course, is what displays the material presented. It can show pictures, video, even plug in your Nintendo or X-Box into it. It has multiple uses. But, the host said this: "We raised money last year to buy a new powerpoint."

what?

Powerpoint is just a piece of software that allows the user to present outlines and slide shows through a projector. Unbelievable how that piece of software has come to mean everything video related to the church.

This is probably the most pointless post I have ever submitted to The Beast's Lair. But I enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.

8 Comments:

Blogger Barry said...

Well, I got all warm and fuzzy reading it so it was just fine...

May 02, 2006 12:21 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

wow, thanks man.

May 02, 2006 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Diver said...

As you know that drives me nuts!!

Like people calling the computer tower their "CPU." No, that is not the CPU!!

May 02, 2006 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Tim Kuehn said...

What gets me is the more prevelent attitude that projectors and powerpoint are necessary for a worship service.

One has to wonder how Christ and the apostles all managed without the gadgetry we have today...

May 14, 2006 3:28 PM  
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