Oh no I get you and I thought of that too.
But it hit me when he had the novel and magazines opened. From the out most view they showed everything looking really small and fuzzy. I was thinking it had terrible resolution till he zoomed in.
Anyways, with that thought in my head I can still picture the user scanning through all their open files [windows] looking for what they need. But one of the htings I enjoy about Windows is ALT+TAB to get back to what you were working on. In that program it seemed like you had to zoom out every time and then zoom back into the next thing.
It could be me and maybe there are features that hadn't been explained yet.