Sunday, December 17, 2006

Big screens improve productivity

According to this post by Martin Fowler:

"Why is this important? If I have a small screen I can't see as much at once, so to see different things I have to keep popping windows to the front. With my two screens I can put a whole bunch of stuff on the screen at once and all I have to do is move my head. My eyes can flick between the text I'm typing now in Emacs and the rendered result in firefox. I can keep open an IDE with lots of subwindows and have documentation in a browser right there. I don't have look around on the task bar to see where I put that terminal window, I just mouse and type. It's often hard to imagine the improvement before you try, but I can really feel the difference since I doubled my screen."