Fun: The Museum of Endangered Sounds

Do you remember the sound Windows 95 made when it started up? How about when that US Robotics dial-up modem connected? Or squawks of a Nintendo GameBoy?

All these sounds were once very important–at least in pop culture terms–but are in danger of being lost forever. That’s where the Museum of Endangered Sounds, a six-year-old online collection of, well, sounds that be otherwise lost to history.

Vanity Fair goes deep with the museum’s creators here. And if you want to get started, click on the image below.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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