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Oh boy, this ancient device was certainly a test of patience and tolerance. Those who grew up with one or more of these gems can never get the incessant sound of rotary phone ringing. It came in one volume, LOUD! Brrrrrrrrrrrring! Some people use this sound as their ringtone on…

BEEP, BLRRRRR, MREEEEE, EEEEE-EEEEE-EEEEE, ERRRRR, ABLING, ABLING, SHHHHHHHHHH, TRRRRRR, SHHHHHHH… the reminiscent sounds of our phone line connecting to an internet server.

Back in those days if you wanted to see an image you would click to download it, go get a beverage, come back and drink it, and maybe…


We have it easy these days. Back in the youthful days of a Gen-X, like myself, we developed a super-human level of patience for all things high-tech. Can you imagine our Millennial kids reacting to technology of the 80s or 90s?


Chris T

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