1999 and a very large state-wide school IT rollout. In one middle size school (350 students) that was really struggling with and for hardware, the librarian went and had a 21" CRT monitor purchased for her use. The library software was written for 640 x 480 but could be run 800 x 600. Maybe she just wanted to keep the library warm during the winter but those monsters were so damned expensive then. I thought it was just a massive waste of $$$. Unfortunately it wasn't the last time I thought that and it wasn't the worst so I can only imagine some very pious non clergy catholic critters got some very nice backhanders.