Floid writes: “CRTs will be truly obsolete in 5 years. Hallelujah.”
I’ve got recent strong evidence to back this up. I recently replaced my clunky 17″ Apple CRT monitor with a 17″ flat panel screen. This was my first experience with real time usage of a flat panel monitor and the experience has been exquisite.
Two remarkable things:
– Brightness. The colors are literally leaping off the screen.
– Form factor. Not only does the flat panel free up space on my desk, but the fact that it sits further back on my desk gives me the illusion that I’ve got more screen real estate.
Flat panels are an “Of course” technology. Of course, you’ll like it. Of course, you’ll never want to use anything else. Of course, CRTs are doomed.
Ryvar writes on the topic of Single Sign On: “Nobody is above abusing that degree of power, and fortunately humanity seemed to have the common sense to recognize this with Passport.”
Upon reading this, the Rands Geek Theory popped into my head, “In order for a technology to become mainstream, it must first pass through the geek legions.” What I mean is, for any technology, must the bleeding edge adopter saccept it for it even have a chance to exist elsewhere? I can think of no recent technology which has not first made the roughs through the hallways of dorkitude before it was ready for prime time. PCs, Internet, video games, BBS, the list is endless.
Other random thought: Is a restatement of the Rands Geek Theory also, “In order for a technology to become mainstream, it must first pass prove it’s worth via the porn industry”?