The Sounds of Obsolete Technologies 1990 to 2000

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Each of the following are popular, in the 1980 to 1990s. They were in every office or home.

Dial-up Modem, 1990s

dial-up modem
dial-up modem image source
Modem

Modem is a device you need to connect your phone to the internet thru the (landline) telephone.

Dot Matrix Printer, early 1990s

dot-matrix printer Epson MX-80
dot-matrix printer Epson MX-80 image source
Dot-Matrix printer

Floppy Disk, 1990s

floppy disks
floppy disks
Floppy drive

Nokia Cell Phone, ~1999

Nokia original ringtone

VCR, 1990s

VCR Philips
VCR image source

Rotary Dial Phone, 1980s to 1990s

rotary dial phone

AOL 1990s

AOL “you got mail”

Windows Boot, 1990s – 2000s

Windows bootup sounds

Cash Register, 1980s

cash register