On this Fathers Day 2017, we are looking at the Hanx Writer App Virtual Typewriter Collection. There was an article two weeks ago at The Typosphere; the actor Tom Hanks’ app has three new virtual typewriters showcased in New Hanx Writers. There is a new documentary this summer featuring Tom Hanks on typewriters, “California Typewriter”. Today wraps up our Fathers Day Weekend focus on Typewriters, especially since I have my Dad’s Typewriter.
The image upper left is from hitcents.com, the developer. There is a 2014 Variety.com story about Tom Hanks’ Free iPad Typewriter App Climbs to No. 1 on Apple’s App Store that goes into detail.
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“Hanx Writer expands recreating the permanence of a typewriter with the convenience of your iPad and iPhone.
As ever, the report of SHOOK SHOOK and KLOCK-KLOCK is mated with the luxuries of the DELETE key. Your typewriting will be true word-processing with the look, feel, and sound of a classic writing machine. Every Hanx Writer document can be emailed, printed – shared! – with a personality as unique as the person who creates it.
And, Hanx Writer is on the go! Enjoy the tactile thrill of typing up text messages, emails, notes and more in most third-party apps that use a keyboard.”
“California Typewriter” Upcoming Documentary
Yesterday’s blog post included referencing an article over at WRAL.com on Vintage typewriters gain fans amid ‘digital burnout’.
It mentions: “A documentary on typewriters featuring Tom Hanks and musician John Mayer is set for release this summer.” The documentary is called “California Typewriter”.
“In his film, set for release in August, Nichol interviews Hanks, who said he uses a typewriter almost every day to send memos and letters.
“I hate getting email thank-yous from folks,” Hanks says in the film. “Now, if they take 70 seconds to type me out something on a piece of paper and send to me, well, I’ll keep that forever. I’ll just delete that email.”
Hanks owns about 270 typewriters but often gives them to people who show an interest.”
Fathers Day 2017
For new Dad’s having their first Father’s Day today – Congratulations!
I’m closing today’s Father’s Day blog post the same way as my previous ones, Happy Father’s Day Daddy.
Hanx Writer App Virtual Typewriter Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
hitcents.com, image upper left.
New Hanx Writers – “Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer app has introduced three new virtual typewriters: the Del Sol, Electrix, and Matterhorn.” Saturday, June 3, 2017. The Typosphere. Image above.
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