What is the Most Horrible Technology Sound?

By Eric Limer on at

Technology is amazing, until it starts generating noises that make you want to lock yourself inside a Faraday cage time machine and zip back to the Stone Age.

Dot matrix printers. Old-school dial-up tone. The default Android alarm. That stupid marimba ringtone. What is the most horrible sound in all of tech?

Let's get to the bottom of this. Commence in the comments!

Illustration by Tara Jacoby