Itt's only been speculation up until now that Colin Powell's presentation was created in PowerPoint. I mean, there's a non-zero chance that the State Department could've used Keynote. We know that many years ago, Microsoft software infiltrated the US Government but, to our best efforts, they haven't disclosed quite how widespread its use is.
All that changed this week - after a shock team of inspectors forced their way into the Bureau of Public Affairs, trailing U2 spyplanes and UAV drones behind them, we found the following page at the State Department: Iraq: Failing to Disarm which proudly displays, amongst information such as video and transcripts, this smoking gun: PowerPoint Presentaton Accompanying the Secretary's Speech at the UN [PDF file -- 1.1Mb]".
Those who enjoy submitting themselves to mindless Flash can also have a look-see at the presentation at the Washington Post, who have a Flash slideshow up, and if you just want commentary on this whole PowerPoint shebang, you'd better head over to Ben Rooney's article at The Guardian.
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