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Re: lynx-dev screen widths

Subject: Re: lynx-dev screen widths
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:06:58 +0100 (BST)

Thanks .. that was very informative ..


On Fri, 16 Apr 1999 address@hidden wrote:

> > 
> ordinary (typeset) text runs more than 80 columns, e.g., in a book.
> newsprint runs shorter.
> (I could cite numbers, but people will argue)
> 80 columns simply happens to correspond to punchcards (because programs
> were developed on punchcards, the video terminals that were developed
> to replace them had 80 columns, except for the less common ones used
> for replacing point-of-sale terminals aka cash registers - those are
> commonly 40 columns).
> -- let's not confuse cause (historical legacy) with effect (relative ease of 
> use)
Jonathan Lawson 
Thermal Processes Unit 
Department of Applied Energy and Optical Diagnostics 
School of Mechanical Engineering, 
Cranfield  University, 
Cranfield, Bedford. UK.  
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