I think my kids broke my laptop. I guess that’s one of the risks associated with having children. I mean, I never really expected my possessions to remain unscathed. But this one hurt.
Anyways, in the absence of my “real” laptop, I’m currently writing this on an old Thinkpad 240 that I scrounged off eBay a while ago. It packs a whopping 300MHz Celeron, maxes out at 192MB of RAM, and has a not so bright 10″, 800×600 screen.
Last night I happened to browse over to my (unfinished) website, and, for the first time — probably ever — I was slightly glad that I’d designed it to work with a horizontal resolution of 800 pixels. (I think I was being slightly stubborn at the time.)
And that got me thinking.
As I ponder the purchase of an Asus EEE, the Everex Cloudbook (comes out on Friday!), a Nokia N810 — or just sticking with my N770 — and as a bunch of people have already jumped onto the retro-resolution bandwagon, will there be a renaissance towards designs that fit on small screens?