It strikes me that this whole flat screen, oblong picture thing is getting out of hand. Computer screens are the latest victims. More and more screens are getting wider and wider and skinnier and skinnier, I guess to match the pictures on today's dvds.
Take Public Enemies
, for instance. The picture is like a little ribbon across the screen. You have to sit two feet from the TV to make out Dillinger's expressions. (And while some dvds are still available in Full Screen, thank God, such is not the case with PE
Presumably this would be different on a 52-inch high definition flat screen. Let's hope the ribbon of picture wouldn't end up even wider and skinnier.
I can't help thinking this will eventually effect human evolution, and our heads will have to change to accommodate the wide, wide screens. Eventually we'll all end up looking like this: