[techtalk] Monitor Size

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Fri Jan 21 12:12:32 EST 2000

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:58:21 -0000, "Ian Phillips" <ianp at tibco.com> said:

>In adverts at least you usually see monitors advertised as, say, 21"
>and then in the small print it says something like "actual viewable
>size 19.7"". I think I've seen this in US mags as well.

Yes, the "actual viewable size" thing was the result of a class action
consumer-protection lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of
something like 37 states against the entire computer monitor industry.


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