Monday, September 8, 2014

Typewriter Muzac

Muzac or elevator music fulfills a function. This function is—at least as far as I am concerned—to annoy people. Apparently, the Times has discovered a new twist on this. It pipes typewriter sounds into the newsroom.
“Typewriters disappeared from newsrooms in the late 1980s. There will be very few people there who remember the noise of massed bands of typewriters in the newsroom,” he said. “They will have to find out whether a crescendo of noise will make reporters work better or faster.”
There have been for a while applications that reproduce typewriter sounds as you type. I find that annoying. I believe that I would find the trype writer muzac even more annoying.

Loosely related to note-taking, I know!

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