his and hers 20-inch opulence

A while ago, I got a Dell 2001FP 20-inch flat panel display. It’s gorgeous.

pic of dell 2001fp

Leslie has gotten a bit tired of her little 15 inch computer screen. So, I decided to get one of the fancy new screens from Apple, and give Les my old one. The new one looks like this:

apple 20

Mmm… Now we’ll both have spoiled ourselves with the excess of 20″ flat-panel monitors. I’ve thought for a long time that there is no computer accessory more important than your monitor. No matter what you’re doing with your computer, or how fast it is, you always have to interact with it through the display. So I think it’s worth it to invest in a nice display. Before my current panel, I had a 19-inch Mitsubishi tube that served me for about 4 years. It’s life was actually cut short… I’m hoping to get as many as 10 years out of these panels (I’d better, anyway. In for some lean times ahead 🙂

This will displace Leslie’s wonderful little iMac. We were thinking we could put it downstairs in the new apartment so we can have a living room computer (because walking upstairs is far too much of a hassle). Any other ideas on how to keep the “kitten” in service?

4 thoughts on “his and hers 20-inch opulence”

  1. Ah yes, I did side step that one. I pieced together an dual 800Mhz G4 Powermac from parts at work… Les also got a new computer in the deal 🙂

  2. Sweet. Then yes, why not have a downstairs computer? 🙂

    It is a little scary – before when I watched the “I Love the __” shows on VH1, I never said (sometimes hadn’t heard of) the catch phrases they used between segments (jive turkey?). But as a true child of the 90’s, several of those words (including sweet) are definitely in my lexicon.

  3. I, too, often use sweet. And “stoked.” And “bummed/bummer.” But I think these bridge many decades in their origins.

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