Harry McCracken is a voice to be reckoned with in the technology world.  It’s always worth listening to him.  That’s why I perked up when saw this article in his Technologizer blog.  He is using his iPad 2 and a Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg and now takes trips and leaves his computer behing!  Worth reading.  Here’s a snippet:

…  I think it’s possible to use an iPad as one’s primary device for professional-level content creation. Actually, scratch that. I’mpositive it’s possible–because I’ve been doing it for the past three months, and I’ve been having a really good time.

This hasn’t been one of those experiments-for-the-sake-of-experimentation in which someone temporarily forsakes a PC for another device in order to write about the experience (like, say, this). No, I’ve been using the iPad for my daily activities–running Technologizer, writing for TIMECNET, and, and more–because I find it to be the preferable tool in multiple respects. I’ve been using it about 80 percent of the time, and using my MacBook Air about 20 percent of the time. I have no desire to go back.

If this startles you, I understand. It seems to startle most folks who notice I’m doing it. I’m startled myself. Or at least I was at first–at this point, I’ve been doing it long enough that I forget there’s anything unusual about it until someone reminds me.

Read the whole thing.  I may take out my iPad from semi-retirement and give it a try.


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