Innovative Nostalgia Can Afflict Anyone

Alessia Andreotti
August 23rd 2014

Even Hollywood stars suffer from Innovative Nostalgia! Do you miss the soothing clacking of typewriter keys? Do you want to add the old-fashioned typewriter feeling to your iPad? Tom Hanks understands your nostalgia feeling and he’s gonna take care of it. The Oscar-winning actor recently created Hanx Writer, an app that digitally simulates the experience of typing on a typewriter.

Hanks said he was inspired by the colorful, charming experience of typing on a real typewriter, complete with satisfying clicks and that unmistakable "ding" as the machine moves to the next line.
The app has been a hit on iTunes since its release, for all you nostalgics out there!

Source: The Guardian
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