ok, I know this is just going to come across as petty jealousy — but what on earth could Al Gore need three 30″ LCDs* for? Seriously, he’s not doing all that climate research himself, is he? Maybe that’s one way he could reduce his carbon footprint — donate one (or two) of those 30″-ers to Me. I’ll even get off his back for a while.
From here, it looks like he has three web pages open on those three displays. Somebody needs to introduce him to Tabs in Firefox — they rock, and you can have like 20 tabs open on the same 15″ screen.
ooh, ooh, PLUS a TV against the wall that he isn’t even watching. how globally conscious is that? unplug it, Al. and even the computer output on the far right display — that’s totally out of his field of vision if you look at the picture. the whole third display is out of his field of vision. not to mention that he can’t possibly be reading that small type on the left display, not from that distance — based on the size of the columns, that text is barely bigger than newsprint — do you read a newspaper from two and a half feet away? the only excuse I can think of for three displays like that is if you’re running a Network Operations Center (NOC), you’re an engineer/rocket-scientist, you’re trading stock and have real-time updates from around the world, or high-end gaming (Half-Life or whatever the kids play these days).
and you might want to kill that thing crawling on the wall, if it isn’t all Endangered and whatnot.
*duh, I just remembered he’s now a Board Member for Apple; they no doubt gave him the displays gratis.
oh and this whole rant was triggered by Time’s The Last Temptation of Al Gore (messianic imaging, anyone?)