One of my favorite stories occurred last year and I would like to share it with you. There was a guy that I went to school with that was an expert linguist. He graduated high school with us and then end up going to some Ivy League school, maybe Harvard or Yale, I don’t really know. Anyways, I ran into him last year and we decided to grab a beer and catch up. It is always nice to see the guys that you went to school with, you know? So we’re sitting and chatting and he ends up telling me all about his adventures during college, kind of cool. But then he gets to the stuff that I’m really interested in, how the heck are you making a living. Turns out, the guy does stock trading for a living (go figure) and makes a freakin’ killing (go figure again, right?) After we have set and chatted for quite some time, he says that if I’d like to come over sometime he’ll show me what he does. Apparently the guy lives in some mansion and has these amazing multiple screen displays that he uses to run his business. I’ll admit, I was rather intrigued by the vision he painted of what I imagined would like the bat cave- computer monitors everywhere in some post gothic mansion on a hill on the outskirts of town. So I took him up on his offer.
Well, the week following our chat at the bar I took off towards his house. Turns out it wasn’t that far from where I lived. And while it is a very nice house, it was not quite Wayne Manor either. However, when I got inside and caught a glimpse of several HUGE multiple screen displays I was very impressed. He broke everything down for me. Turns out he trades both FOREX (currency exchange for the layman) and penny stocks. He has a guy that he pays to monitor charts and help him watch for anomalies so that he knows when to make the trade. I couldn’t help but think this was really cool.
So each station of multiple screens had its own purpose. Some were for monitoring charts, other for graphs and the hot screen as he called it was where he kept the actual trading software open 24/7 so that if he needs to make a trade he could easily do so. I was impressed. I started asking some question about why the elaborate setup. He said that up until he had all of these monitors setup up he used a single monitor setup. But then he started noticing that he was missing trades while fumbling through the various charts. With this setup he doesn’t have to worry about missing anything. Pretty cool, I thought. He also said that his productivity levels have got through the roof on both himself and his employees. They are all able to accomplish more during the day because they are not wasting as much time as they were prior to using the multiple monitor setups.
I absolutely love the fact that everything was easily and organized. My only big concerns were, how much does it all cost and where in the world did you get this stuff. He was kind enough to let me in on his little secret. Apparently he buys all of his products from a company called multi-monitors.com- which is like the biggest name in the business.
Just a little about multi-monitors.com- they are a very friendly establishment that can help you design and setup the computer of your dreams. They have been around for quite a while and build really high quality stuff. There is a guy there named Ryan that handles many of their clients and everyone loves this guy, apparently, because he’s extremely sharp when it comes to computers. He really knows his stuff.
Well enough about that. After hanging out with my buddy for a bit, I actually thanked him and was ready to leave. Seeing all of these multi-screen displays was really cool, but I’d actually had about all I could handle for the days. However, I did ask if I could come back sometime and check it out again on a busy day. My friend was kind enough to agree that I should see all the multiple screens and PCs in action. So that is my plan. I’d like to make it back out to my buddy’s house on a typical week day so that I can check out all of the action.
If you are considering getting multi screen displays, then you’re making the right move. There is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to buy the perfect multi-screen computer for whatever you need may be. I know I was extremely impressed with what my friend was using and I will be ordering a multiple screen computer in the near future.