RE: Business case for dual monitors

Subject: RE: Business case for dual monitors
From: "Sam Beard" <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 08:56:53 -0500


The latest issue of the US Macworld magazine had a brief blurb about
the productivity of people working with two monitors or a single large
monitor. They cited a higher rate of productivity gained from the use of
these, but they didn't specifically state the source of the study.
However, there was a little-print item next to the graphic that said the
University of Utah, I believe (I'd have to check it again to be sure).
So, perhaps someone could use that study, if they can find it, for
ammunition on this issue.

Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
Technical Writer
OI Analytical
979 690-1711 Ext. 222
sbeard -at- oico -dot- com

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Subject: Re: Business case for dual monitors

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Sam Beard <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com> wrote:
> Isn't it interesting how, not all that long ago, standard monitors
> were 14-15" monitors? And a LARGE monitor was either 17" or, if you
> REALLY lucky, a 19"? Now, you can (if you have the bucks) buy and use
> least a 30" monitor. Having a 17" monitor is considered working on
> something tiny.

If I were still at my previous gig, I swear I would have forwarded
this entire thread to my manager.

When I started there we all had desktops that had 17" monitors, that
were then replaced by laptops with 15" screens. I think at one point
I even had a laptop with a 14.5" screen. And management couldn't
understand why a couple of us weren't completely *thilled* about
getting laptops. And then they refused to purchase monitors for the
writers, despite the fact that most everyone in Support and
Development not only had a monitor, but a second computer.

Tech writer Heck is being sentence to a small monitor. =(

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Re: Business case for dual monitors: From: fritillary
RE: Business case for dual monitors: From: Sam Beard
Re: Business case for dual monitors: From: Julie Stickler

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