So, you’re ViewSonic, and you’re “The Display Technology Company”, and your tagline is “See the Difference” and this—this—is your default screen? Seriously!?
If hardware cost limitations truly restrict you to this tri-colored bitmapped, monospaced monstrosity, at least play around with it a little bit. Make some ASCII art. Program a repeating Rogue-like animation. Anything but a mindless, ugly, anonymous, corporate screen for people to see and get mad at when your products aren’t working.
At the very least, you’ll set yourself apart and soothe some frayed conference room nerves. At best, you’ll massively improve your brand’s standing, both among the hardcore nerds who pine nostalgically over that sort of thing, and among your regular office types, who, having never seen it before, will find it cute.

So, you’re ViewSonic, and you’re “The Display Technology Company”, and your tagline is “See the Difference” and this—this—is your default screen? Seriously!?

If hardware cost limitations truly restrict you to this tri-colored bitmapped, monospaced monstrosity, at least play around with it a little bit. Make some ASCII art. Program a repeating Rogue-like animation. Anything but a mindless, ugly, anonymous, corporate screen for people to see and get mad at when your products aren’t working.

At the very least, you’ll set yourself apart and soothe some frayed conference room nerves. At best, you’ll massively improve your brand’s standing, both among the hardcore nerds who pine nostalgically over that sort of thing, and among your regular office types, who, having never seen it before, will find it cute.