George RR Martin writes his books on a DOS machine, and I kind of love that.
He says he likes the simplicity of the old word processor, and I understand that. For writers who know what they are doing, it is annoying to have the machine trying to correct your grammar or capitalize things for you. For an accomplished author, writing with a processor that assumes you’re an idiot must be like trying to win the Tour De France with training wheels on your bike. I recently started writing on Wordpad, since I recently had to replace my hard drive and I don’t want to pay a hundred bucks for a new copy of Word. And you know what, I kind of like it. It seems to have less features I don’t need and won’t use.
What do you think? Is autocorrect and grammar checker annoying enough to abandon, or is it a good thing?