I have low vision and don't see very well due to my weak eyes. I am constantly struggling to read text on the screen of my computer's monitor. Almost always (universally so) the on-screen text is way too small (one way or another) for me to read comfortably, and as I continue to age the problem keeps getting worse and worse.
In recent years when the computer monitor standard was switched from the old, square 4:3 screen aspect ratio to the new wide-screen ratio of 16:9 for the 1080p standard that the computer industry is pushing for, it seems like all the on-screen text went from barely readable to almost unreadable today. In other words it went from bad to worse.
It seems like the screen resolution of both monitors and graphics cards keep going higher and higher and higher which simultaneously causes the on-screen text go smaller and smaller and smaller...
I can remember a time when VGA was the standard at 640x480 pixels and the on-screen text was quite large and very readable. Then the SVGA standard came along and the resolution climbed to 800x600 pixels and the text simultaneously shrunk. Then the new, current wide screen 1080p standard came along with it's 1920x1080 pixels and the text shrunk dramatically.
I was hoping someone could explain why the resolution of both monitors and graphics cards keeps growing and growing while the on-screen text keeps shrinking and shrinking.
I'm sorry, I don't understand this paradox.