In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first seven years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.
That's my bad imitation of a dial telephone. If you're over 40, you probably are hearing it in your head or even making the noise now. While the world we live in today is an unquestionably beepy, noisy, ringtoney place, there are some sounds that have passed into history, and the way a rotary phone returned to home position is one of them.
DigitalTrends compiled a bunch of YouTube clips
of typewriters, pagers, even a VCR rewinding. Before you head over there to listen, first of all get yourself back into that 1980s and 1990s spirit, maybe flip the collar up on that polo shirt or pull it off one shoulder, and then take a minute to think about how bored you would have to be in the first place to make a YouTube video of the counter on a VCR rewinding. But all things considered we should be glad they did... after all we'd never want to think such a sound was lost to history would we?