Reading this month’s issue of Wired Magazine, I came across an article on “The Museum of Endangered Sounds“ which is a site that preserves the dying sounds of older technologies like the ringtone of one of the earliest Nokia cellphones, the inching of the fax machine, the clicking of the dial on a rotary phone, the staccato beeps of count downs from movies, the dial up tone from AOL among other various obsolete technologies today. I clicked on all of the thumbnails so they’re now all playing simultaneously; it’s for sure noisy and chaotic, but not disruptive and I don’t think I’m going to get sick of it anytime soon.
The sounds are strangely soothing and comforting and the funny thing is the discovery of this site came only a day after Apple released the iPhone 5. That being said, hearing these sounds doesn’t want to make me go back to the Windows 95 Operating System or revert back to Dial Up (NO,NEVER DIAL UP), but who knew I’d want to hear static again?
Listen to the sounds here: http://savethesounds.info/