With the iPad, all that goes away. You can devote nearly every second of your time to the task at hand, rather than babysitting a balky computer. I donâ€™t feel like Iâ€™m â€œusing an iPad to write.â€ Iâ€™m just writing. Itâ€™s a far more tranquil, focused experience than using a PC or Mac. Itâ€™s also easier to dive in, do a bit of work as time allows, then dive outâ€“especially since the iPadâ€™s instant-on feature is more reliably instant than the alleged instant-on capabilities of traditional computers.
What makes the iPad 2 and keyboard combo so effective for my writing is the â€œone app at a timeâ€ nature of the tablet. The running app takes up the entire screen, and thus my focus. There are no distractions presented while writing, just inputting words on the screen.
I feel like an old fogey, using a Mac for all my writing.
Ain’t nothing old or fogey about using a Mac for writing. For me, for the way I write, my 17-inch 1920×1200 MacBook Pro is perfect.
PS: Gruber made a small revision. Now it reads: “I’m starting to feel like an old fogey, using a Mac for all my writing.”