e1 – Startup Chime

Our first episode takes a tour of the Macintosh startup chime, from drilling holes in a prototype Mac case in 1982 to the current chime we've known and loved since 1999.

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"A number of readers have contributed more ideas for turning down or silencing the start-up chime. Instead of plugging in headphones or an earphone as suggested in August's Quick Tips, Jeffrey Lomicka of Maynard, Massachusetts, plugs in a 1/8-inch flathead nylon screw. He cut it to 5/8 inches in length and tied a string to the head to make it easy to remove."