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I Miss the Dial-Up Modem Sound

If you were born after wifi, the dial-up modem noise is what electronics used to sound like: dated, from the era of the fax machine and the non-customizable ringtone. To me, it’s more than that. The sound symbolizes the limits of what whole generations had agreed was basically tolerable to...

If you were born after wifi, the dial-up modem noise is what electronics used to sound like: dated, from the era of the fax machine and the non-customizable ringtone. To me, it’s more than that. The sound symbolizes the limits of what whole generations had agreed was basically tolerable to get online.

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