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[Discuss] 4K monitors

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:37:06PM -0500, Tom Metro wrote:
> The author said that the ideal size for a computer monitor was 50" in
> his opinion. Do you feel that a screen that big actually gains you
> something? Beyond a certain size, when you are sitting only a few feet
> from the display, large portions of the display end up only being in
> your peripheral view.

50" is an excellent size for a monitor. It will need to be about
200 dpi, and have an extremely tough front pane. Waterproof, and
easily cleanable, from all the coffee spills. Multitouch, with
an innovative rejection scheme for anything larger than a finger
or unmoving for more than a few seconds.

I expect it to be tiltable a few degrees from completely
horizontal, but not close to vertical, because it will form a
large portion of the desktop. Not a metaphorical desktop, but
the furniture kind.

This will take another few years, but it is clearly within our
foreseeable capabilities.


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