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Albert-Jan Pool

Typewriter –> Typeview

It probably only makes sense in a (well maintained) series 300 environment. Note that CRT monitors usually have a limited lifetime.

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Operators working on screens like this usually sat in an almost dark environment, thus avoiding frequent tiring adaptation from surrounding light in the room and the dark monitor. This also partially avoided irritating reflections on the screen of lights of any kind in the room. Trade unions and work councils (Betriebsrat) made a big issue of this. I recall operators and programmers getting a medical prescription for greenish tinted ‘computer glasses’. 

Funny enough many students nowadays prefer Dark Mode on highly reflective iPads while sitting in fully lit rooms …

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