Ma.tt always links to interesting articles. This post on screen size reminded me of the process I went through a couple of years ago when I needed a new monitor and I knew in advance I wasn’t looking for the biggest monitor I could find. I figured I had plenty of ways already to distract myself and procrastinate, I didn’t need a bigger monitor to make more room for those things.
Right now my regular work setup is a 22″ monitor plugged into a laptop with both screens on where the keyboard and mouse control both. When I need to really focus I turn the laptop screen on and force everything onto the monitor. Then there are those times like the article mentions where the laptop screen and sitting in a new physical location makes it easier to jam through the email backlog.