A Melodious Mashup of Nearly Every Chime and Bleep in Tech History

By Michael Hession on at

Close your eyes at any given moment, and you're likely to hear an audio artifact or two — whether the boo-dah-ling of a text message or the clacking of a keyboard. But as this new sound collage reminds us, hundreds of once-familiar audio cues are now doomed to obscurity, thanks to technology's forward march.

The video, put out by Good, gives us a chronological tour of the noises that emanated from all sorts of communication devices, running the gamut from typewriters and telegrams. Many of the sounds are now all but extinct. It's a great reminder of the role of sound in our culture, and it's also kind of a relaxing beat to bob along to! [Youtube via Digg]