The perfect device for writers has yet to be built. Here's what it needs.
February 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
The appearance of the Freewrite, a $500 machine that does nothing but cloud-based word processing, was bound to cause howls of protest.
You can read all the arguments against the Freewrite in this skeptical piece by my colleagues Karissa Bell and Christina Warren. Here’s the TL;DR: It’s too expensive ($500 will buy you a 16GB iPad Air 2, or a couple of 16GB iPad Minis), and it’s too hefty (four pounds, the same weight as a fully loaded Macbook).
And perhaps most damningly, it’s ergonomically incorrect. Hunching over this 6-inch e-ink screen all day, trying to read what you just wrote, will give you such a crick in the neck Read more…