If you, like me, are an old school online enthusiast, click on this link just to listen to the embedded audio file. It’s the sound of a modem dialing up a remote computer and connecting. Like Madrigal, of all the nostalgic sounds I can remember, that one is the most magical. The accompanying story is quite interesting as well, but it’s worth clicking for the audio file alone.
June 5, 2012 at 10:11 am
When I clicked through to savethesounds.info I was amused by two things:
There is no sound of an actual telephone bell. I haven’t heard one of those in eight years, except on television or in passing.
And whoever was dialing that rotary phone obviously hadn’t done it in a while, if ever. There’s a cadence you can hear when someone with practice does it.
June 5, 2012 at 10:19 am
No mention of the AT command set??? You weren’t living life to it’s fullest unless you were TALKING to the modem …