Forwarding Address: OS X

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Unlimited technology from the whole universe, and we cruise 'round in a CRT P.O.S.

The last bit of Paul's post on the G5 iMac caught my eye.

Now I'm just waiting for the day when the older iMac tech trickles down to the eMac and we can declare the CRT officially dead -- in Apple land, at least.

I remember when the first iMac came out and there was no floppy drive. There were cheers of joy and screams of horror. I mean really, how do you expect to install Debian with no floppy drive? Also keep in mind that this was way before iPods littered the mac landscape as handy boot devices.

But will CRT be mourned? By anyone? As far as I know you don't need it to install Debian...


  • A good lcd still costs too much to replace CRT. Not far away.. but not yet.

    Comparing to the floppy doesn't really work.

    By Anonymous, at 8:15 PM  

  • Cheap CRTs are becoming a false economy. They consume more electricity, take more space, are more expensive to ship, and are expensive to dispose of. CRTs generate tons of heat, which equates to higher air conditioning costs in office settings. One of my clients is a large photography school (a niche where CRTs are still preferred for color fidelity reasons); they told me that the AC in their labs runs most of the year shedding that heat (and this is in New England, with real winters). You can get 17" LCDs for $300-$400 now, which you could have easily paid for a 17" CRT in the nineties. Death to the CRT! Death I say!

    By pbx, at 7:26 AM  

  • Mourne the CRT? Hell no. A year ago I had five CRT-based monitors, now I'm down to two. In a couple of month one of those will hopefully be replaced with a nice flat deskspace-reclaining LCD.

    Good-bye CRTs. You've inadvertently heated my office for years but I'd rather just wear a sweater.

    By Chris, at 8:32 AM  

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