Screens taking off

I just visited a local library. I took the time to pop in around lunch since they have reopened the library just recently (2 years ago?), with some new concepts in place.

What I noticed is that they have a lot of work stations placed around the library. All carrying 28” screens with good resolution. End result, most web sites viewed in the library only cover between 30-50% of the screen.

Right now it seems that screen resolution is taking off, and web sites aren’t following.

This is natural, the few people go back and update their web sites. Especially if it is focused on functionality to begin with. The thought I have is, should web browsers try to optimize for maximum screen utilization or not?