'The New Typewriter'

MG Siegler, on writing using an iPad:

I’ve been thinking about this recently when wondering why I like to write on my iPad so much more than my computer. It’s not that the iPad is “better” for writing, it’s that it’s decidedly less distracting. Yes, you still have access to Twitter, Facebook, and the like. But it’s not open in a window just next to the window you’re composing in. It’s a different app. Sure, there are push notifications, but you can easily switch those off. Or let them pile up. [...] It’s the best of both worlds in many ways. It has the benefits of correction, with the benefits of focus. And it’s decidedly portable. It may be the perfect writing machine.
Well said.