This is a delicate topic for Mac lovers.
I hope I can present it in a way that is respectful and fair to both sides of the question.
I bought my first Mac (128K) in 1984.
Almost 30 years since, many different Macs on my desk.
Now starting to wonder about my next Mac.
Should it be another Mac?
Or an iPad instead?
Why this question?
Recently I started reading the blog of Matt Gemmel.
He used to be a software developer, and he wrote a blog on the side.
On his blog he has written extensively, and fondly, about Keyboard Maestro, along with other computer-related topics.
Recently he stopped doing software development.
Now, he makes his living writing about computers, Internet, and technology.
For the past month Matt Gemmel has been only using an iPad.
No more MacBook.
He loves it.
I’ve been stunned to read about his intense romance with the iPad.
He says that he can not see himself ever going back to using a Mac.
His future is tablet.
To the iPad, he’s added an external keyboard with an angled back.
At first glance, in a photo, I thought it was a MacBook Air, but, no, it is an iPad plus a keyboard.
No mouse; No trackpad.
For storage he uses DropBox, but there are external storage drives for iPad.
He has not complained, not even once, about any problem with speed.
But I’m still skeptical.
What else might be lurking beneath the surface of such a drastic change?
I don’t have dog in this race right now, but maybe soon.
My MacBook Pro is 3 years old.
From much experience, I know that’s close to the end of it’s useful life.
It could suddenly die tomorrow, or next week, or next month.
So I’m trying to think ahead about the replacement.
What about you?
If your Mac died suddenly, would you buy another Mac?
Or would you consider replacing it with an iPad?
One of Matt Gemmel’s many posts about Keyboard Maestro:
Matt’s latest in a series of posts about his iPad experiences over the past month: