Vertical Display

"Our analysis of the data verifies that a strong cultural bias in favor of portrait orientation for periodicals does indeed exist regardless of whether the pages are printed on paper or displayed on screens.

This raises a critical question about the future digital form of periodicals and books: Will continued viewing of landscape-oriented pages on electronic displays radically alter the historic cultural bias with regard to the orientation of documents? Or will the historic cultural bias be strong enough to reassert itself through a new generation of portable electronic displays optimized for reading portrait-oriented pages?"
-- "Life After 2001: Redefining Print Media in the Cyber Age", Roger Fidler, Kent State Uni, 1998.

Pictured: pivoting Samsung 173B LCD Monitor, reviewed by
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