Re: New writer looking for advice

Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:53:22 -0700

What Craig (and everyone else) said.

And yeah, refurbs are great (from almost any company) because they get
personalized testing/care before being offered for sale. This goes for
monitors, too.

And while I have long chosen Dell monitors, I still prefer my ASUS laptop
over any of their offerings. And when it came time to replace my HP, I
simply went over to Best Buy and looked at models from Toshiba, Lenovo and
ASUS. (My old Toshibas and one ThinkPad were very rugged and endured a LOT;
the ThinkPad still runs Windows 2000 just fine). In the end,

I went with the ASUS because of my prior experience with their desktop
motherboards. That, and it had all of the specs I wantedâespecially the
requisite HDMI A/V output. In this way the laptop is my tech writing center
during the day, and the cornerstone of my home entertainment system at
night... no Roku, ChromeCast, etc., required.

> Chris

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:

> I never wanted or needed two monitors until this year. Now that I have
> two, I can't imagine how I got along without them.
>
> Craig
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> Why would a tech writer need two monitors? In short, to view the thing
> being documented and the document or notes or whatever I'm writing at the
> same time.
>
> Lets me work more productively. The two monitors can be placed to
> minimize head turning, though I prefer head turning to alt-tabbing. Your
> preference may be the other way, but that doesn't invalidate mine.
>
> The developers I worked with at one time had three monitors: one to run
> the software, one to view the analytics or the live log, and one to view
> the code. Some of them wanted a 4th monitor, but management thought they
> would be using that one to play World of Warcraft so the request was denied.
>
> - Jessica
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References:
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: carolyn223 palo
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Mike Starr
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Paul Hanson
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Weissman, Jessica
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Cardimon, Craig

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