The article critiques digital whiteboards, arguing they may impede clear communication and comprehension, akin to how PowerPoint was faulted for the 2003 Columbia disaster. The use of these tools amplified during the pandemic-fueled remote work shift.



  1. Modern digital whiteboards, like Miro and Microsoft Whiteboard, may obscure important information.
  2. Digital whiteboards have become a symbol of innovation.
  3. The use of digital whiteboards surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Critics say brainstorming sessions on these boards often don't result in tangible solutions.
  5. Writing on virtual sticky notes is a major activity for users of digital whiteboards.