[LINK] One Laptop per Child
lannet at lannet.com.au
Mon Nov 21 12:44:37 EST 2005
Ivan Trundle wrote:
> A slightly-less enthusiastic commentary (more balanced information??):
> And speaking of the display (B/W, etc):
> Interesting compromises made along the way: I wonder how many web
> designers will now start making their designs fit 800 x 600 pixels
> again (the specs for the laptop) for the millions that end up with
> these machines?
> As an aside, I was wandering through a government department the other
> day and observing how they used their computers. Most had 17" screens
> (bosses appeared to have 19" or larger) yet a large number (I
> calculated around 40 to 50) were using their 17" monitors with an 800 x
> 600 pixel resolution - so they could read more comfortably. Quite an
> eye-opener! (pardon the pun...).
Yes, vanity comes into it. I have a client who uses a 19" screen at
800x600 because they don't want to be seen wearing glasses.
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