An Old Fogey

Harry McCracken, Technologizer:

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 don’t feel like I’m “using an iPad to write.” I’m just writing. It’s a far more tranquil, focused experience than using a PC or Mac. It’s also easier to dive in, do a bit of work as time allows, then dive out–especially since the iPad’s instant-on feature is more reliably instant than the alleged instant-on capabilities of traditional computers.

James Kendrick, ZDNet:

What makes the iPad 2 and keyboard combo so effective for my writing is the “one app at a time” 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.

John Gruber:

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.”