Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ah, those nostalgic sounds of yesteryear...the 1990s!


It's truly odd how sounds we once took for granted can now send us into spasms of teary-eyed nostalgia...the noise a 5.25-inch floppy disk made when you loaded it into the A: drive of a computer, the various Windows boot-up sound signatures, even the wonderful noise we once heard while turning the dial (yes, dial!) across the AM radio broadcast band. (That "noise" is what inspired many of us to enter the hobby of amateur radio and/or pursue careers in broadcasting.)


Well, here is a nice article that actually provides examples of twenty different iconic technological sounds that a lot of us grew up with but that our kids will probably not have ever heard or remember.

Listen and those of my generation will get all misty-eyed while enjoying that lovely music we once heard while accessing the Internet via phone line dial-up or the beeps and bops of a spirited game of Pong.


Don Keith N4KC

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