I bought a "dumbboard" for distraction-free writing
So I read an article called AlphaSmart Neo Teardown: This Is The Way To Write Without Distractions, and…
While the Freewrite is the modern successor of the Alphasmart, I didn’t want to spend $500. Seriously, I’d rather buy anything else.
The Alphasmart Neo2 was mainly a practice keyboard for training typists. Now, it’s regarded as a curiosity from the 90s. The original Alphasmart Neo, and the older Alphsmart 3000, are much cheaper. It’s inflated in price since COVID-19 lockdowns started, so I guess I’m late to the bandwagon. Better late than never!
I can’t believe there’s a subreddit for the Alphasmart product line!
The Plan #
- Write down brainstorm snippets, outlines, and goals into a paper journal.
- Go to a coffee shop.
- Buy a coffee.
- Just type on a dumbboard for an hour.
- Every week, upload text to computer.
- Edit on the computer as needed.
I’ll let you know if this works out (when I actually get free time)