Monitor review: A pro article example

This article is from 2011. It’s not at all pertinent, today, not as a review of monitors, but I thought this might be useful to see. It’s a good, short example of what a finished article looks like when it’s sent off to a publisher.

The product links are removed at the publisher – in this case, SmartComputing; they’re there so the editor can double-check my work. At the bottom of the article are references to images with accompanying text explaining the images. The images are posted or emailed separately.

HED is short for headline and DEK is short for deck, which is a journalism term for the part of the headline that summarizes the story.

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HED: Affordable Monitors

DEK: A good monitor doesn’t have to be expensive

Do you spend a lot of time in front of your computer? Do you create your own videos or edit your photographs? Or are your work days filled doing online research and word processing. Whether you’re browsing the web, laying out your company’s product catalog, or making an instructional video, your monitor is probably your most important computing purchase after the computer.

A good monitor can reduce eye strain, (more…)

Today’s article: Daylighting

Along with my co-author, the architect, Michael Pellegrino, I wrote this piece on the green-energy practice called daylighting for the SAGE publication on Green Energy. The publication itself is crazy expensive and neither I nor Michael get any compensation if you purchase it, but please follow the link in the picture if you’re interested.


by Ron Keith and Michael Pellegrino

(Daylight through Pantheon Oculus by Per Palmkvist Knudsen used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.)

Daylighting is the practice of using natural daylight to illuminate the interior of buildings, reducing the need for artificial light and, as a result, increasing the energy efficiency of those buildings. Though, primarily thought of as a source of illumination, daylighting can also serve as an adjunct to heating and cooling systems, further reducing a building’s artificial energy requirements.

Often a necessary element of pre-modern building design, and an aesthetic element in the late nineteenth and twentieth century, daylighting as implemented in contemporary architecture is used as an innovative solution to energy efficiency and sustainability problems. (more…)