In his BBC article, "How PowerPoint changed Microsoft and my life," he shares some interesting news.- "PowerPoint was first launched on the Mac platform on 20 April 1987 after its developers decided Windows was not able to support it (see image below)"
- "Microsoft bought PowerPoint 25 years ago, on 31 July 1987...PowerPoint became the first acquisition made by the company, creating a new business unit located in Silicon Valley."
- "[Bill] Gates, wasn't keen to buy PowerPoint initially"
- "10 versions of PowerPoint released for both the Mac and Windows platforms"
- "After six months of talks, and tripling its offer price, Microsoft finally completed the deal for $14m."
Thank you Robert for thinking of PowerPoint! Read more at the BBC site here.
I'll leave you with a musing of mine I have shared with PowerPoint naysayers for many a year now...since 2000.“PowerPoint, like any tool, is only as good as the person who wields it. If you want to blame PowerPoint for bad presentations, then blame Excel for poor financial performance and Word for terrible prose.”
- Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller®