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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Confessions of a Gen X-er – Screen Size Matters”

  1. abhinav

    Ben – I’m useless on a small screen for the long term. Eye strain aplenty and screen real estate constraints make it that much harder to be productive. I travel a reasonable amount for work, and am soon to get a 13″ MacBook Pro, which I will hook up to a 24″ external display when back at the home office. Seems like a reasonable balance to me between system speed/size/portability/usability/…and I’m tail end GenX too…gulp!

  2. Snarky

    Might I suggest glasses?

    Anyhow, I have this mini 12 machine with ubuntu. I can’t speak to its speed on XP, but it runs fine on web apps here. I suppose I am a power user though and know how to tweak everything to work right. That and I sort of already write web apps. Okay, I am a nerd. I like this computer not because I could take it everywhere if I wanted to but because I actually do. My aching Gen-X back matters more to me than having to go to the optometrist more often, especially given the cost of back rehab compared to some glasses.