Sound of the Web Primeval

Sound of the Web Primeval

This, children, was the sound of the Internet in the last century. It is the sound of a computer modem connecting with a telephone line.”Telephone lines” were copper wires connecting these things in homes and offices to each other, and you talked into them ….

Oh, never mind.


“The Mechanics and Meaning of That Ol’ Dial-Up Modem Sound,” Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic

Audio file from the Museum of Endangered Sounds, via John Pemberton.


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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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