Reader Feedback on Lean Mean Green Screens
August 15, 2011 Hey, TPM
I really enjoyed your latest posting about the Lean Mean Green Screen. It took me back to the days when I was doing a lot of development for these and really strove to provide the best and easiest interface possible to the users I supported.
Your article made me wonder if the green screen or other similar interfaces weren’t the best thing for the most productivity. Web and Windows interfaces are certainly pretty, but too many times the developers clutter the screens with a lot of pretty little trinkets that only serve to distract the user and slow down the process of data entry. I know many people frown at the green screen and its ugliness, but as Han Solo might say: “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.”
Thanks, Tim, for the article on green screens. We have in-house written applications running on the Power7 and still use the green screen. We use thin clients in 95 percent of our company using Citrix. We have 43 locations and I have four people, including me, in the IT department. I have one IBM Power7 and 25 different servers for various things. I would guess that’s pretty efficient and cost effective.