Oooooh boy, who remembers this? I found a video online recently (I'll post it at the bottom) of a recording of the old dial-up sound. It felt like a blast from the past and I immediately remembered trying to use AOL on my Windows 95 computer. This was the pinnacle of our technology of the time and everyone was fascinated by all the web pages and interesting content.
The reason I'm posting this really is because I was having a conversation the other day with a younger friend of mine, and I had to actually explain to her what Dial-up was. I had to explain that you couldn't use the phone and be online at the same time, and that you had to sit through a minute of jumbled noise just to be "online". Downloading a 30 second movie clip would take well over an hour. How old do you feel knowing that there are people alive now, and will be born in the future that won't recognize this wonderful sound?