Tim Anderson explains why he likes writing with a Tablet PC:
For generations, mankind has tended to look down both to read and to write. That's what a desktop is, a flat space you look down onto. A flaw in the classic screen keyboard mouse combo is that you have to focus on three places, ahead for the screen, down for the keyboard, and to one side to find the mouse. With the tablet that's gone. You look down on a single surface, and the stylus is your mouse. I have no idea whether it is better to look ahead or down when you work, but it strikes me that having a screen up ahead of you may well be a temporary aberration. Looking down feels more natural. Plus, you don't need such a big screen. It's like paper. If you need to get in close, just lift it up and have a squint.