Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Soundtrack to the Blue Screen of Death

I believe it was Ross who once said, "You know that smell gas has? They put that in." So too does Hitachi put in sounds for when its harddrives fail for various reasons—they help identify the problem. When Hitachi posted these sounds as part of a troubleshooting guide, it prompted Gizmodo to hold a contest searching for the most interesting piece of music made entirely of failing Hitachi harddrive noises. This (via the Volokh Conspiracy) was declared winner. Doesn't it sound like a numbers station? But it's still not as danceable as "Dick Is a Killer."

Indexed by tags music, computers, electronica, mashup.


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