Friday, February 20, 2009

In 30 years...

OK, remember back in the late 70’s/early 80’s when SNL was really funny (debating this is a whole other blog)? They used to have a fake commercial after the opening monolog. The fake commercials were sometimes campy (the circumcision in the back of the Town Car comes to mind) and other times very realistic until the punch line.

They had this one where a guy is shaving with a new, innovative, 3 blade razor. The first one gets most of beard, the second gets what the first one missed, and the third one gets what the second one missed. The final tag line was “…we gave you 3 blades because you’ll buy anything…” But here we are, 30 years later, and a 4 blade razor gives me the best shave ever.

So what’s that got to do with anything? Quad-head monitors, that what. I don’t get it. Dual-head monitors, I get – I think their great, best thing ever. Quad-heads, no way. Way too much real estate for a single keyboard and mouse, especially if you have to react or acknowledge something quickly. Doesn’t matter whether it’s 2 over 2 or 4 in a row. I don’t like them.

And in 30 years, I’ll have a nine head monitor setup without a keyboard or mouse – I’ll just think it and it’ll show up…

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