Dear PowerPoint – a breakup letter

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Dear PowerPoint - a breakup letter

Dear PowerPoint,

It’s with a heavy heart that I write to you today, as I’ve come to a difficult decision. Our journey together has been long and full of memories, but I believe it’s time for us to part ways.

From my earliest days, I’ve been building and creating presentations. My passion for visual communication started when I was a child, surrounded by revolutionary software in the 1980s. My dad’s work at Graphics Communications, later incorporated into Lotus’ Freelance Graphics, exposed me to the world of presentation software. I spent countless hours crafting compelling graphics, utilizing add-on packs and exploring the creative possibilities.

As technology evolved, so did my relationship with presentation software. I transitioned from Freelance Graphics to PowerPoint, witnessing its rise to become the dominant tool for sharing ideas. Over the years, I honed my skills in whiteboarding, demos, and, of course, PowerPoint presentations. It became an integral part of my professional life, a trusted companion that allowed me to communicate effectively.

But, as time went on, I couldn’t ignore the fact that PowerPoint started to feel outdated and cumbersome. The world moved to the cloud, and while Microsoft adapted with cloud services, it didn’t fully embrace the transition from heavy client apps. The web became the new frontier, and other presentation software options emerged—tools like Canva,,, and Prezi reimagined the presentation experience with simplicity, efficiency, and modern design in mind.

As I delved into these new tools, I realized the power of their native web-based approach. They offered comprehensive graphic libraries, video integration, customizable templates, and seamless access from anywhere. They were purpose-built for the modern era, while PowerPoint felt like a relic of the past.

I understand that Microsoft has a large user base, and PowerPoint remains a staple in many organizations. However, I believe in the importance of embracing innovation and leveraging the full potential of web-based tools. It’s not about abandoning the past but recognizing that the future lies in reimagined, web-native presentation software.

I want to explore the vast landscape of possibilities in the presentation, user engagement, and collaboration space. That’s why I’ve created MeetMoji, a platform that allows users to embed presentations from various modern web-based tools seamlessly. With MeetMoji, I can combine the simplicity of PowerPoint with the beauty and innovation of these new tools. It’s a way to break free from the false choice and tap into the endless creativity and collaboration available.

PowerPoint, you will always hold a special place in my heart. We shared many moments together, and your familiarity is comforting. But the time has come for me to embrace the future, to explore new horizons and possibilities. I’m confident that this path will lead to growth, innovation, and a better way to present and engage.

I’ll leave the light on for you, PowerPoint. I’ve created a MeetMoji legacy feature that allows users to upload PowerPoint files, recognizing that you are still an important part of the presentation landscape. However, I encourage you to embrace the changes happening around you and consider evolving to meet the needs of the modern world.

Farewell, PowerPoint, and best wishes for your future endeavors.


Brian Paget

Founder, former PowerPoint power user