Originally Posted by Slurpy
Who the hell in this thread is suggesting an iPad is the best tool to write a novel??!
EDIT: Holy shit, someone is suggesting that. I stand corrected, I guess there is someone out there.
Nope. Read it again. Nobody is suggesting that an iPad is the BEST tool for that (at least, I sure didn't see it). The debate was whether iPads were beginning to replace Macs and/or PCs. I pointed out that it's already happening and I gave the novel writing app as an example that the lack of a physical keyboard isn't holding back the iPad, especially when compared to the many ways the form factor excels. And, really, it's quite easy to use a physical keyboard with an iPad. My Apple wireless keyboard pairs up easily (there's a Mac app called 1Keyboard that switches a bluetooth keyboard easily from the Mac to an iPhone, iPad or other device. It's a pretty slick app)
EDIT: Oops. You weren't talking about my comment. Still, the OP of the comment you're referring to gave reasons why it works for him, and they make sense. And if you google it, you'll find he's not the only one. It really is wild to see the things people are using iPads for.