- Posted by Johanna on November 18, 2011 at 9:53 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Mental_Floss has collected 11 examples of noises that once were commonplace but now we just don’t hear anymore, from the rotary telephone dial to the record changer.
I remember, back in college, getting a sound pack that made my Macintosh keyboard sound like a manual typewriter: the click on every key, the thunk of the space bar, the whoosh of the carriage return whenever I tapped Enter. My roommate hated it, complaining that I spent how many thousands of dollars (as they were back then) to make those sounds. I had to learn on a manual, though, in typing class, because it took a certain amount of finger strength that our teacher wanted us to develop. And having to unjam the keys if you went too fast!
But then, I’m one of those who remember the world before the internet. One day, that will seem as far away as the world where the TV stations signed off.