When I found out this book existed, it took me approximately 13.28 seconds to order a copy.

This book suggests that "1,920 character terminals" (that is, 80x24) might display too much data at once and confuse the operator.

That hasn't aged well.

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Honestly, I'm not sure it's wrong. How often is your terminal window actually full of meaningful character data that you're trying to pay attention to?

Editing a page of text is one thing, but something like htop can be quite bewildering.

@publius I don't think I agree that that's a property of the display having the facility to display that many characters, though. Small displays (think CoCo or PET!) can be extremely confusing, as well, and sometimes BECAUSE they're (too) small!

@publius (A nearby claim in the book points out that often only a small percentage of the display contains useful information, BTW.)

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32X16 IS ALL ONE NEEDS.
AND LOWERCASE IS A DISTRACTION.

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