Re: New writer looking for advice

Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:44:37 -0400

I agree with the stand, but not just for the laptop, but all monitors. The 20 inch I had 15 years ago, I put on a stand I built that raised it about 8 inches. This put it so I could look straight at it all day long. No bending over, no looking down, straight out. This keep me sitting straight up, and my posture was much better. I know there are all these studies about so many degrees below the horizontal and all, but personal experience up to that time was that if I looked down, I tended to bend forward, until I was slumping toward the screen, both getting too close and bending my neck at weird angles.

Looking straight out, I could sit for hours at a time, never have a headache, neck ache, or tired blurry eyes from being too close.

Nothing scientific, just my experience. And I have done this for years. AT IBM in the late '80s, I had an old dead computer sitting on the good computer to raise the monitor up to a comfortable height and put something under the rear to angle the screen flat towards me. In some companies with no stands, I "borrow" a few reams of paper from the printer supply to raise the monitors.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice


People can use whatever works for them, and there are times when
multiple monitors are essential or helpful, but a student shopping for
a laptop for school isn't likely to have any problem getting by with
the one screen.

For your health, it's a good idea to have an external keyboard and
pointing device, plus a stand to put the laptop on so you can have the
screen at the right height.
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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: Rick Quatro
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: New writer looking for advice: From: Rick Quatro
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