Tufte joins SlideShare advisory board

I’m really pleased to announce a new member of the SlideShare advisory board. Edward Tufte, author of such seminal works as “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”, has agreed to join the SlideShare team.
Tufte’s work on presentation design is obviously especially relevant to us. His critique of current approaches to presentations (The cognitive style of PowerPoint) was a major driver of the new styles of presentation that have cropped up in the last few years.
This will result in some changes to the SlideShare experience as you currently know it. Most importantly, we’re implementing some filters that will block the most egregious examples of PowerPoint abuse from our system. You can read the official announcement for the whole story.