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 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
Rotary Dial Telephone. LOL. This video is too funny. The guy intentionally twists his wrist to show how difficult it is.

AOL 1990s

AOL “you got mail”

Windows Boot, 1990s – 2000s

Windows bootup sounds

Cash Register, 1980s

cash register

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