A while back, I read a study that having more than one computer monitor gives you a big efficiency boost, but I put off getting a second monitor for a long time.
I had a lot of reasons why I didn't want to try it: I didn't want to spend the money; I didn't want to have to figure out which monitor to buy; my desk was too crowded; I already felt overstimulated at work; etc.
But finally I decided to give it a try and made the jump to two monitors. About an hour after having two monitors, I decided I had to have a third one.
I love having three monitors. It makes me so happy. Instead of feeling more overwhelmed, I feel less overwhelmed, because I don't have to switch between tasks. I can work much more quickly. I get a lot more done in a shorter amount of time.
I did have to fiddle around with my set-up. After my first day with my three monitors, I realized my face muscles hurt from squinting. It took me a while to figure out the problem: the monitors were all turned toRead More »from The gadget that gave me a huge happiness boost