Posts Tagged ‘dial-up modems’

Sound of the Web Primeval

June 3, 2012

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.

More:

“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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