My friend Chris:

Before I get into my thoughts on the device itself I should point out that this isn’t my first attempt at a device to focus with. In fact, up until the end of 2017 I had gone through a string of iPads and fancy keyboards ending with an iPad Pro and the Apple keyboard case. With every generation I bought into the idea that “this time it can be a productive device” without ever finding a way to make it so for me.

It’s an important acknowledgement that he took himself to every device and had the same problems with focus. We do the same thing with productivity tools, change them when the current one has 200 tasks we’re never going to do.

Chris ends by saying that the way to evaluate if the Chromebook works for him is if we see more blog posts. So Chris, I’ll be watching for them.

2 responses to “Distraction Free Samsung Chromebook 3?”

  1. Chris Wiegman Avatar

    Thank you, Curtis. Trying to find the right workflow for me has been quite the journey. I watch your posts on working with iPad and I find them rather amazing, partly given my experience with the platform and partly as it emphasizes just how personal a workflow is, even when our roles might not be all that different.

    As for this experiment. Here I am, 3 nights in, and spending my time writing rather than just scrolling Twitter on my phone. I don’t know if it will stick or not but so far this seems to be exactly the right tool for the goal. Here’s to hoping it proves to be true over the long haul.

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar
      Curtis McHale

      You have to use what works for you. I’m not trying to prescribe anything. Looking forward to reading more from you.