J Wunsch stands accused of saying:
> As Michael Smith wrote:
> > Ehh, even the VT100 can handle 132 columns 8)
> That doesn't make it better readable. Any text with more than ~ 60
> ... 70 characters per line is unreadable.
Add 5-6 levels of indentation (about the sane limit) at ~25 characters, and
you have about 100 columns. Take my point?
> Not to speak about the eye-damaging small fonts required (not all of
> us can afford 29-inch monitors).
I used a VT220 clone with a 12" screen at 132 columns on a daily basis for
about a year with no great trouble, and anyone who knows me will attest
to my crapped-out eyesight.
Then again, it's narrow-minded thinking like that that's kept monitor prices
relatively stable while the price of everything else has plummeted.
The thought of a 14" monitor on a PC these days makes my skin crawl.
> cheers, J"org
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