Retina Displays Will Consume More Bandwidth, Says Dumbass Journalist

From the “uneducated fear mongering” department normally monopolized by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal brings you an epically stupid post stating the MacBook Pro’s Retina displays could “wreak havoc on CIO’s networks and connectivity budgets”.

… [B]etter quality displays require more network bandwidth, which allows users to increase data consumption. Consider that experts told CIO Journal earlier this year that the new iPad, which includes a Retina display of 2048-by-1536 resolution with 3.1 million pixels, would slow enterprise networks to a crawl and increase data costs from carriers. Now imagine how a Macbook with 5.1 million pixels — two million more than the new iPad — will increase data traffic in office networks.

Stop it. Just stop.

Anyone with a clue would realize this is dead wrong. As Peter Cohen over at The Loop put it, “Does having three monitors on your desk make you consume massively more bandwidth than having just one? Of course not. It just lets you see more stuff on your screen.”

I think Mr. Boulton should change his title from “Reporter” to “Idiot Who Just Makes Things Up Because I Don’t Understand How Things Work”. And he’s probably making big bucks for that post, too. Yeesh.

UPDATE: The original post on WSJ’s site has been edited, as apparently stupid pills wear off over time.

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