Well, while that is probably true, one of the most famous aspects of the typewriter is it's sound. The clackity-clack, the bding, the wistch. And I don't know this because I have a typewriter, it's because I'm listening to those sounds right now. You see, I have a freeware installed on my computer that sounds like a typewriter whenever I type. I can turn it off while by pressing the mute button. It doesn't interfere with videos and music, since I probably don't type while watching or listening to them them.
Now, while Word is great, sometimes it can be a little... confusing. Which is why I like the fullscreen, minimal word processor Dark Room. It's also freeware, and don't worry about that slightly weird black and green combination- by right clicking (in the program) and choosing 'Preferences', you can change the font and background color to whatever you want. I personally like a black background with white font for nighttime, and vice versa for day.
Now, why don't we both go live out our typewriter fantasies? Even if you don't write the Great American/Your Country Novel, I do hope you have some fun writing your Great Novel.