Vast tracts of… monitors

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a desktop slut. The more real estate I have in front of my keyboard, the better. Currently, I have dual 22″ flat panels with my laptop (17″ screen) to one side, and another 22″ flat panel (for ad hoc work) to the other.

Before you say WTF? though, check this out: I currently have 21 application windows and 18 browser tabs open. STFU!

2 thoughts on “Vast tracts of… monitors”

  1. I don’t know about the carbon footprint, per se, but I think I can make a pretty good case for the over-all environmental footprint:

    The monitors that got replaced are still in service; just movedThe new monitors use about 14 watts (each) when on, and .5 watts (each) when off, as opposed to the 85+ watts of a traditional CRTTwo words: no lead. At least, not for shielding like in a CRT

    Now, to be fair, there are a *lot* more circuit boards and componetry in a flat screen, so there is a solid environmental cost there. I think overall, though, I come out ahead, and I have *dual 22″ monitors*.

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