Death by power point is still prevelent, if not rampant in academia.
A well-known and still important example:
The Gettysburg Address rendered in power point. The brilliant illustration of death by power point created by Peter "Google Guy" Norvig. Lincoln ruined.
And what about this brilliant cartoon by the brilliant marketing maven Hugh McLeod?
See more of his funnies at his blog.
You've been there, right?