The Museum of Endangered Sounds is a site lovingly curated by Brendan Chilcutt (who sports an AOL address, no less) designed to keep sounds from his favourite old technologies and electronics equipment alive and well. My favourite is the classic Nokia ringtone.
Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. And when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads? Tell me that. And tell me: Who will play my GameBoy when I'm gone?
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