Remember the hum of a floppy disk drive or the static of a dial-up Internet connection? It’s hard to believe that in just a few years many of these sounds – and the technologies that created them – have all but disappeared. I recently stumbled across a website that is creating an archive of the sounds of old technologies and was taken back by how familiar yet out-dated everything sounded. It was less than a decade ago that the Windows 95 log-on chime could be heard in offices around the world, yet today you’d be hard pressed to find a machine running anything older than Vista. As innovation increases and the time between product lifecycles decreases, it’s not long before the sounds of today achieve old-school status. Next to be added to the archive? My money is on BBM notifications.