The Right Machine →

Dr. Drang, discussing Mrs. Drang’s all-iPad lifestyle:

It works for my wife for the same reason it works for Ben Thompson’s mom and tens of millions of others—it removes many of the computery aspects of using a computer. I’m willing to put up with the computery stuff because I already know it and I’m not willing to give up the power and control I get from it. My wife has no need for that power and control and shouldn’t be forced to confront it whenever she wants to send an email or read an article on the web.

Thus, a MacBook Air for me and an iPad for her. The best fit for each of us.

There’s been a lot of talk around the ability of some in the community to go all-iPad. It’s a topic that won’t be going away anytime soon, and Dr. Drang reminds us of the simple truth: whichever platform is right for you should be the one you use.