Monitor Commotion

For most of my posts on The Tech Blender so far I’ve tried to be very informative and provide some sort of useful information. This post is going to be a little bit different. I’ve made an observation and I want your feedback. I want to know what you think.

At my place of work, we are upgrading all of the computers to have widescreen, 22 inch monitors. At first I thought this was a great idea. Who wouldn’t want a bigger, newer, widescreen monitor? Then I got to thinking. Why does everyone here need a widescreen monitor?

In general, widescreen monitors seem to be taking over the market and I can’t figure out why. The only thing that a widescreen monitor would be nice for is to watch video or play high-end video games. Neither of which should be happening at work. Have you ever seen a webpage that scrolls horizontally? Most things typed in Word still flow vertically. Is there a reason our monitors are becoming widescreens and not taller?

What do you think? Do you have a widescreen monitor at home or at work? What do you use it for?

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