Is having more than one monitor the norm for companies in the USA?Multiple monitors is becoming more prevalent especially among web/GUI
developers - it's often a lot easier to develop a GUI application when
the UI is on one monitor and the code on another. Me, I get along with
a single 24" monitor at 1900x1200.
In some instances it's the only* way to debug the UI - consider trying to discover that weird repaint or 'request focus' issue; if you're switching between the app being debugged and the debugger one a single screen, you're only compounding the issue!
*OK, it's not strictly the only way, but it sure beats the other ways hands down.