Tom Hanks on Typewriters

Yes, that Tom Hanks, in an op-ed piece for The New York Times:

[T]he tactile pleasure of typing old school is incomparable to what you get from a de rigueur laptop. 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.

Such a cool piece. Almost makes me want to scour the Internet for an old typewriter.

(via Shawn Blanc)