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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Nature imitates art

the cron job that played "cuckoo!" the appropriate number of times on the hour.

The converse of that: back about 1970 when said gadget was the status desk accessory a starling that habitually perched in University Sq Mews in Belfast had the Trimphone ring tone down to a T. I wonder how often the owner of the phone came dashing back to answer non-existent calls. Maybe this is the way to deal with annoying ring tones - have various PCs around the office emit the tone at random times until the owner gives up on using it.

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