Friday, February 13, 2009

Turn it off and go to bed.

I love Lee University's array of widescreen displays across campus, proclaiming news and events to all who may pass.

However, it's because I love them that I'm criticizing them. Keep that in mind as you continue to read.

Have you ever wandered into the Humanities Center or the PCSU at 4 a.m.?

I didn't think so.

Yet the magical television screens are still on, bright as can be. Around the clock.

Essentially, it's a waste of energy. In addition, the eternal rotating still images damage the lifetime of any given monitor.

Perhaps most importantly, no one watches the screens from midnight until morning.

So what's a solution? Ideally, it'd be remote-launch.

However, because all of the screens around campus are controlled by different processors, the resolution to this madness may not be close at hand.

Just saying, please save the environment, but keep the screens coming.

In fact, I believe the only time I may have seen one of those monitors so dark was a few days ago at the School of Religion, and even that was due to a computer error. Take a gander:

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