It's the year 3500. Anthropologists agree that 21st century progress was greatly impeded by a primitive communication technique called "PowerPoint bullets."

"It was a truly remarkable era," a leading scholar notes, "there were so many brilliant minds and technologies of the day. Yet so few people took the time to articulate their ideas in ANY form other than to throw crudely constructed sentence fragments onto 'slides' demarcated only by digital ink dots. It was as though their audience was only worthy of the most basic excrement of human communication."