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Adjustable Screen

Adjust the size of your screen!
 
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I figure I'd just hire someone to work out the details, but I'm convinced a screen that can be expanded (for instance when you're in a team situation, and everyone is looking at the same computer), or contracted (when try to be discreet) would be a best seller. It'd have to be easy to use-such as with the click of a "ADJSCR" button, and fast.

I played around with the idea of a manually adjusted screen, but something like that would surely be riddled with mechanical problems. I could just see a person giving it one too many hard yanks, and find him/herself with a flacid, awkward-looking display.

Boswell'sJohnson, Nov 06 2002

kind of like this... http://www.eink.com..._Vision_Readius.jpg
a rollable display. [BJS, Dec 14 2006]

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       I like your suggestion TwoSheds. I had been considering a circular screen that could fan-out. This would have to be mounted on a rising pedestal. The display would still be rectangular, but it would adjust accordingly. This could be tied into the monitor display settings of the OS.
Boswell'sJohnson, Nov 06 2002
  

       I didn't do it for anyone's benefit. I just found the pretentious tone taken was offensive.
Boswell'sJohnson, Nov 06 2002
  

       It was my first post. I'll make sure to do that in the future. I only need to hear something once before changing it. I'd be thick otherwise.
Boswell'sJohnson, Nov 06 2002
  

       What instead of messing with the screen fabric itself, you move it? Put the guts of a video projector inside the monitor so normally, it projects on the screen like a rear-projected TV. Then when you press your ADJSCR button, a mirror flops over, some lenses move, and the image projects over on the wall behind or to the side of your monitor. Like a 2-in-1 projector/monitor.   

       Oh and welcome to the bakery.
krelnik, Nov 06 2002
  

       Good idea! And thanks!
Boswell'sJohnson, Nov 06 2002
  

       I think it could be done once flat roll-up monitors hit the market, but they would only be able to expand either horozontally or virtically.
BJS, Dec 14 2006
  
      
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