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7 Tech Sounds Every '90s Geek Will Know

Prep your ears for a trip down techie memory lane!
by Neps Firmalan | May 13, 2015
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The '90s is described as a time much more simpler than now. No 4G, no mobile apps, no curved ultra-HD TVsyou could argue that the gizmos we have today seem futuristic back then.

That being said, that decade still produced a number of iconic gadgets and software that made life easier...and produced the kind of sounds that will forever be part of tech's audio history.

In this edition of FHM Makes You Feel Tanders, we take a look back at such thingamajigs by bringing them back to life through the nostalgia-inducing sounds they made. For the geeks of the '90s, think of this as a trip down techie memory lane; for the youngins, well, say hello to the forefathers of the super slim and hi-tech gadgets you're using now.

Nostalgia fest, up ahead!


THE DIAL-UP SOUND


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Hearing this sound means someone's trying to connect to the Internet via a dial-up modem and guarding the landline with his/her life.


THE DOT MATRIX PRINTER SOUND


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This sound can be described as ten cats scratching metal while shouting their mating calls all at the same time. Often heard in busy offices, it's a sign that someone's getting shit done (or wasting paper).


WINDOWS 98'S STARTUP CALL


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Back then, Windows 98 was seen as Microsoft's next-gen operating system, offering oodles of upgrades over its predecessor, Windows 95. Its mildly operatic startup sound signalled that nice things are about to happen, which usually involved surfing sites like Edsamail and AOL and playing games like Scorched Earth and Duke Nukem.


THE FIRST-GEN PLAYSTATION'S WELCOME TONE


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