First post, by Intel486dx33
From the 1980’s thru the 2010.
Many old computer where “NOISY”
Loud fans that lacked bearings or lubrication.
Loud floppy drives, mechanisms that lacked lubrication.
Noisy CDROM drives.
Loud CPU fans
Loud PSU fans.
IBM stands for International Business machine.
A computer is a “Machine”.
Or at least it was at one time a mechanical machine.
Machine noise is how it identifies itself.
You could ask IBM A.I. Watson to identify a computer component by sound it probably could.
So why are people so addicted to the sounds of old computers ?
When it is computer noise.
NOISE = CHAOS.
When I worked in computers we use to setup class rooms full of workstations and servers.
And they where very loud computers back in 1990’s
With hard drives that wold make a terrible whining noise and loud fans.
Imagine classrooms full of these computers. An then imagine being the instructor trying to teach students in a loud noisy classroom.
Those poor students. They would spend a week for 8 hours a day in these classrooms.
Many became burnt out after a week of instructions and in loud noisy classrooms did not help either.
The whining hard drives with platters and arms that are like the foot of a crazy chicken.
A crazy chicken scratches at the earth looking for food.
That is what the arm of the hard drive appears to simulate.
The ticking sounds of old hard-drives.
Back in the 1980’s chicken scratch pop music was popular.
Hip Hop and Freestyle music.
It was all about the CRAZY chicken.
If there is one thing I hated about that era was the loud noise computers.
Once I was at work and they told me to go into the server room so I could not hear what they where talking about
Because the server room was loud and noisy.
A room full of noisy computers will drive you crazy.
As computers and machinery become more advanced they become quieter and silent.
What do you think?
Why where old computer designed to be loud ?
Was it an engineering flaw or designed to be that way ?