Now, I'm not going to say anything bad about this piece of equipment. I have never used one, nor have I heard good or bad. Truthfully, I would like to try one out, but I doubt I will spend the cash. Too many other things of import cost $500.
But why? I hear you ask. Why would someone buy this? I have the answer, and you probably aren't going to like it: It's that phone that is sitting in your pocket, or in your hand, as you read this. You think the world has so many important things to say you neglect what you are trying to put down yourselves. You are easily distracted. You think you can multitask. You think you are a product of modernity and can just as easily check your Facebook as compose beautiful prose.
And when you can't you realize because you are too distracted, and seek answers.
Have you read my early blog posts on this subject? It doesn't take money to hide from your friends online. It takes discipline.
Here is a quick start to distraction free writing:
- Turn off the phone.
- Get yourself a Moleskin and a good pen.
- Tell everyone around you to shut up, or find a quiet place...
- and write.
P.S. If you get one of these, let me know. I'd love to check it out and talk about it on the @TypeHammer Podcast