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Chapter 13. Utilities > Screensavers

Screensavers

Years ago, the theory ran like this: You needed a screensaver to protect your Mac's display from the burn-in phenomenon. It made sense, since when you look at the tiny ATM machine at a bank, you see images of the display burned into the screen itself.

So you bought a screensaver to protect your investment in your Mac's display. This made even greater sense in the days when even a basic 13-inch monitor cost upward of a thousand bucks. Now, with prices of similar-size products running below a couple hundred dollars, the issue of protecting the screen no longer seems quite so compelling.


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