Monday, May 3, 2010

Microsoft and Level 0 of Humor Proficiency

Last Friday at Techcrunch Michael Arrington posted about this Microsoft page with a table listing four humor proficiency levels. On Saturday Mike Pulsifer also posted about it.

What first struck me about this table was that it very easily could have been shown as a set of four PowerPoint slides (typically each with four bullet points).

The second thing that struck me is that the table is incomplete because they neglected to list the lowest proficiency level, Level 0.I have heard a boatload of Level 0 humor in presentations from large corporations.

Based on this one-downsmanship, I generated the following set of five PowerPoint slides:

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