Tom Hanks on writing with computers vs typewriters (hint: he uses both):
Computer keyboards make a mousy tappy tap tappy tap like ones you hear in a Starbucks — work may be getting done but it sounds cozy and small, like knitting needles creating a pair of socks. Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you note resonates with the same heft as a literary masterpiece.
In addition to appearing in a few small movies, Tom Hanks is also a manual typewriter fiend.
For a writer trying to make a living, typewriters are a tough row to hoe. So let’s hope that acting thing works out for him.
Keep writing, Tom Chandler.