chicaneuk wrote:It is no wonder that as soon as LCD's became affordable, the CRT died off so quickly. I remember the days of going to LAN parties and having to lug my computer and monitor back and forth and it became excruciating after a while. Not to mention working in IT as computer monitors ramped up quickly from little 12-14" tiddlers, to being regularly 17 or 19" - my poor back.
i imagine the number of people who carry their desktop screens around often must have been pretty small at all times. might have had more to do with the very stable image, drastically lower energy requirements and heat output and the lack of the high pitched whine that CRTs emit. also, how did we ever fit keyboards, wacom tablets and CRTs on a normal sized office desk?