Missing Sounds

Do you recall the feeling of anticipation as you listened to the fizzing noises of your 56K modem connecting to the Internet? The tapping of the chunky keys on your first cellphone? Soon, sleek silent interfaces will make these old familiar sounds obsolete. However, the Museum of Endangered Sounds founded by Brendan Chilcutt aims to preserve these low quality bitmap sounds for future generations. The online archive features sounds from old technologies, such as the ringing of rotary phone, loading of VCRs and connecting modems – simply click on the image and listen.