Finding myself advocating for dual monitors again

I can’t imagine working on just one monitor. So much so that EVERYONE at our company has two monitors at a minimum. It is just that important. So here is an email chain I just sent with names removed. First the question:

—–Original Message—–
From:
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 9:08 PM
To: Schipul, Edward G.
Subject: monitors

Hey- can you send me any info on the study that showed people are happier with two monitors than one? I’m trying to decide whether to get all the designers one 20″ monitor, or two smaller ones– so when I heard what you said I was intrigued….

and my reply with links was:

My old blog post on the topic of dual monitors and visualization:
https://www.eschipul.com/2006/04/lateral-adjacency-virtues-of-a-second-screen/

and here is an NY Times article about it
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/20/technology/20basics.html?ex=1303185600&en=6fc17b9bf54c62ef&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

And here is one from lifehacker:
http://lifehacker.com/software/dual-monitor/dual-monitors-increase-productivity-168488.php

Your Macbook is already dual monitor capable. Just plug that second monitor in!

Thanks,

Ed

In practice we all use dual 19s or larger. I just switched to dual wide screens with an aspect ratio of 1680 x 1050 each. Love it.

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