Why is it that nobody makes an LCD in 4:3 format anymore?
Robin upgraded her monitor to a lovely 22″ AOC widescreen. I am still using one of the 19″ LCDs we bought back in Knoxville in oh-six or so. Lately, it has been showing its age a bit, so it’s time for me to move on as well. Trouble is, all I can find is 16:9 widescreen, which I greatly dislike.
16:9 is ducky for movies, but it’s exactly the wrong format for displaying text on screen. Its saving grace is that the bigger widescreen flat panels are usually wide enough to nicely display two pages side by side, but when I compose in full-screen view, wide text columns don’t scan well to the human eye. Also, when I play a game on a widescreen in that size, I feel like I’m constantly panning my view, like I’m watching a tennis match. But since absolutely nobody makes new LED LCDs in 4:3 format anymore, I guess that’s what I’ll be buying.
<grumble>Kids and your wide-screens and cassette tapes and Intertweets these days. Why, in my day, we didn’t have monitors! We had shadow boxes. And we was thankful!</grumble>