J.K Rowling: ‘MacBook Air Changed My Life”


Rowling. Photo Daniel Ogren/Wikimedia Commons
Rowling. Photo Daniel Ogren/Wikimedia Commons

You know how Apple is always calling its products “magical?” Well, it turns out that it may be right. Harry Potter author J.K Rowling not only uses a MacBook Air to write, but says that it has changed her life.

While you might expect the world of wizards, muggles and Hogwarts to have been scratched out onto parchment with ink and a quill, the reality is that most writers (not all these days use computers. And seeing as Harry Potter started life in an Edinburgh coffee shop, it makes sense for the author to be using Apple’s lightest non-tablet writing machine.

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In a rare product endorsement, Rowling proclaimed, “The MacBook Air changed my life.” She added, “I’ve written everywhere, including some very strange places.”

Sadly, there ends the interview. I would ask what software she uses, and which model she prefers (11 or 13-inch?) Then again, I’m a tech nerd and procrastinator, whereas she’s a successful writer who has published a bunch of great books. She probably writes in (ugh) Microsoft Word and doesn’t even care. Still, even Word is better than Cormac McCarthy’s typewriter.

Via: The Loop