April 1st, 2004

Tipping one's hand

In celebration of today's high holy holiday, I sent a powerpoint presentation to everyone in our company. "I've done an extensive analysis of our nightly reporting data, and here are some non-obvious growth trends." I started with real numbers and slowly segued into, umm, questionable projections, finally showing that in 2007 every man, woman, and child on the planet would use our service.

One of the first reactions I got was, "Patti used powerpoint?!