When Analog to Digital Actually Meant Something
The Mechanics and Meaning of That Ol’ Dial-Up Modem Sound – The Atlantic.
“Of all the noises that my children will not understand, the one that is nearest to my heart is not from a song or a television show or a jingle. It’s the sound of a modem connecting with another modem across the repurposed telephone infrastructure. It was the noise of being part of the beginning of the Internet.” ~ Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic.
I think this electronic sound is imprinted somehow on my soul. This is a great article for those of us old enough to remember, and depend upon, these devices. I’m reblogging and recommending Alexis’ post from last Friday, here.
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I still have old Sinclair ZX Spectrum games loading on my mind…. When games were loaded from tape. So cool. Much better than this CD digital malarkee
That is very cool, Scott. Thanks, my friend.
Much like when the lights go down in a theatre, I can’t help but feel a little leap of the heart when I hear this sound. It’s a trigger that something exciting is about to happen.
I agree, Rachel. Rarely, was that promise never fulfilled. Many thanks.