I am very active on Blogger. All my RPG related email goes to my Gmail account. I use Google Analytics to track trends on my blog. I own an Android phone and tablet. So I am pretty sold on this Google idea.
Well this weekend I found the one thing my gaming life needs more than anything else.
I discovered the new Chrome Book.
It runs the new Chromium OS and uses all the same tools I use now for my RPG work.
Not only that, but last week I began a new RPG book. No surprise there. But this deal is that this is the first time since 1989 that I have started one on something other than Microsoft Word.
I was an early adopter of MS Word. The first copy I ever bought was Word 1.1 for Windows, I quickly upgraded to 2.0. I have tried other software. I had used many others before this; PC Write was a big one for me. I spent untold hours in front of a screen using WordStar. I even, briefly, tried WordPErfect (and hated it). I would guess that in the last 23 years I have spent about 30,000 hours using Word. That's about 5-6 hours a day. Work really adds to this number since everything I do there is in Word.
Last week I started a new RPG book in Google Docs. I have used Docs before for other things and even have written a number of things for work or pleasure in it. But I usually started them in Word. So this is a big deal for me.
This new Chrome Book would give me all the tools I am using now. Sure I have a laptop and a computer. The computer is in my office and not portable. The laptop is for work. My tablet is great, but not great to write with.
I like the idea of having a separate RPG computer to hold all my PDFs and works-in-progress.
Now if I can only get one for Christmas!