Steve, I'd agree in office conditions calibration for images doesn't make sense and that is why I rejected a need to do so in the business environment.
Marko, you're correct about how little the average user knows, however that is certainly changing. However just about everybody today has a little digital camera, is looking at images online, printing things out on their $99 inkjet printers at home, or having prints made from kiosks at their local Walmart etc. Thus many are becoming aware of some problems with color when they come home with pics where everyone's face looks green. The industry producing all this high tech stuff is certainly not going to require everyone to buy monitor calibration aps? They may do nothing as has been the status quo but I'm betting some wise minds will eventually figure out something cheap like my idea. Better yet will be when cheap self calibration screen sensor IC's are incorporated into monitor designs. It could be done today and should be but consumer electronic designs tend to be controlled by companies only with near term profit motivations. ...David