While old songs never seem to die, plenty of other noises that provide the background to our lives fall by the wayside without ever having a proper sendoff; that is, until Brendan Chilcutt began the Museum of Endangered Sounds.
Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. And when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads? Tell me that. And tell me: Who will play my GameBoy when I’m gone?
His master plan is to continue compiling data until 2015, so if you have suggestions, be sure to head over to the site to get an audio blast from the past and make sure your favorite sounds aren’t forgotten.
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