Combine a keyboard with an e-ink screen and you have a new writing tool, the Hemingwrite:
The Hemingwrite is a minimalist digital typewriter for distraction free writing composition. It combines the simplicity of a typewriter with modern technology like an electronic paper screen and cloud backups to create the best possible writing experience. It is designed to do one thing only but do it exceptionally well. Since there is no email, Facebook, browser, or menus, you are able to stay in your creative groove and finally get your writing done!
I love seeing e-ink innovations like this. However, the notion that one can’t write because of all the “distractions” online is a weird notion to me. I welcome the variety surrounding my browser while I’m writing. I couldn’t imagine writing without the rich sources available literally at my fingertips. I don’t see email or Facebook as distractions. They are inspirations. The trick is not to just read, but doing something with what you read.
However, for other writers I can see the benefit of being able to focus. I guess maybe I’m more of a hyperlink writer, or hyperwriter.