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People doing serious, graphics-intensive work have always used
big monitors. For the last 15 years or so, all systems designed
for high productivity with graphics-intensive work have had monitors
in the 19-22" range. Small monitors are for games; big monitors
are for work. The little monitors (14-17") are an evolutionary
anomaly of the IBM PC branch of the business, which clung to
tiny color monitors longer than anyone else because it clung
to 80x25 text-only applications longer than anyone else. I would
think that the burden of proof would lie on management, which
should be able to demonstrate that the big-monitor standard for
professional graphics work is somehow inoperative in your case.
Robert Plamondon, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139 http://www.pioneer.net/~robertp