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Il Futuro di Luca Josi

Notizia di Agenzia appena arrivatami dal futuro

ADN Kronos – Mar 2 Feb 2027
 
Roma, 2 feb . – (Adnkronos) – Uscire di scena a sessant’anni? No, grazie. E’ quanto ha affermato oggi Luca Josi, sessantenne, ex dirigente politico ed autore venti anni fa di un ormai dimenticato appello, affinche’ i sessantenni, appunto lasciassero “da vincitori, senza che l’incedere del tempo, le dinamiche della societa’ o la salute” li constringessero a farlo.

Ma ora non ci pensa nemmeno: “No, non e’ incoerenza. E’ che non ci sentiamo vincitori, il tempo non e’ incesso, la societa’ e’ statica, la salute e’ buona e comandiamo tutto noi“. “Sarebbe gerontocrazia se comandassero gli ottantenni“, ha dichiarato lo Josi prima di lanciare un nuovo “Patto generazionale” che garantisca il potere vita natural durante ai nati verso la fine degli anni ’60 del XX secolo.

Al ‘patto’ promosso da Luca Josi ha gia’ aderito il Segretario Generale dell’ONU, Maurizio Morabito

(Adnkronos)
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Seriamente: Ma si renderanno conto, lo Josi e tutti i firmatari, di quello che stanno dicendo?

Da quarantenne posso affermare che se questa terribile idea da “nati sconfitti” rappresenta la nuova generazione che avanza (ahinoi, la mia!), non ci meravigliamo che nel 2007 comandino i vecchietti.
 

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Unnatural Standard Computer Video Interfaces

It has long been common wisdom to have rectangular monitors, be them TV or for PC’s, with landscape orientation, wider than taller.

Perhaps it is a way of mimicking the movie theatre experience, where such an orientation is in order to serve amphitheatre-like seating, and to provide context to the action.

Recently, things are gone even further down the same path, with Widescreen TV sets (and laptop PC monitors) all the rage.

That may as well be a good choice if all people want to do is watch movies. Not so for Computers of any sort.

Think about it: we are trained to read on portrait-oriented books. Even text fonts and standard printer paper are taller than wider (not to mention our bodies, faces and windows apart from exceptional cases).

Most of us use computers for reading and writing messages, for blogs and comments, for developing programming code, and in most cases to surf the internet.

It would be therefore much better to re-orient the monitors sideways, making their long side vertical.

I have been using such a configuration for more than two years and there is simply no comparison regarding having a more natural experience with portrait-oriented monitors, with far less need of eye and neck movements to keep track of the content of the screen.

Portrait-viewing is rather easy to do on a PC (or Tablet PC), but unfortunately next-to-impossible to find on a laptop computer.

But lo-and-behold: Adobe Inc.’s hugely popular Acrobat Reader does allow re-orientation indeed, making reading of electronic documents almost completely equivalent to paper ones’.

Is portrait-orientation the next step towards the utopian dream called “paperless office“? We will know when manufacturers will, one day, pick up such an obvious idea.