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Sound effects question

What sound does a search engine make?

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( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
a_d_medievalist
Mar. 20th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
inaudible sonar?

Edited at 2010-03-20 04:23 pm (UTC)
non_trivial
Mar. 20th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
The clickety-clack of a punch card sorter?
rhube
Mar. 20th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
None...?
tisiphone
Mar. 20th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
I like to pretend it makes a noise like an old-fashioned train station departure board. I passed underneath the new electronic departure board at South Station the other day, and I noticed they added the "flipflipflipflip" sound to it. That makes me very happy.
kashmera
Mar. 20th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what I was thinking..
_nicolai_
Mar. 20th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
That is a very clever piece of user interface design. It is also a New England thing to keep the new looking or acting like the old in more ways than strictly necessary.
tisiphone
Mar. 20th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
It's not strictly necessary (although it is an auditory cue that can be useful in a place where people are used to auditory cues), but I think it's very elegant.

(Edited due to issuance of comment from the Department of Redundancy Department.)

Edited at 2010-03-20 10:48 pm (UTC)
whotheheckami
Mar. 20th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
The laboured chuff of an over-worked steam-engine
desperance
Mar. 20th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
steepholm
Mar. 20th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
The striking of ten thousand matches - or near-matches.
gillo
Mar. 20th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
A whirring sound followed by a quiet "clunk" as the cogs slip into place and the results appear.

Unless it's Bing, which presumably makes "bing!" noises.

naxos
Mar. 20th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
depends on whether it picks up hundreds of thousands of hits, or just a few. Corresponding to high frequency and low frequency audio respectively (groan).
purpletigron
Mar. 20th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
A kind of googling glugging sound?
_nicolai_
Mar. 20th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
*whirrrrrrr*
*kachunka*chunkakachunka*
*DING*
easterbunny
Mar. 20th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Tumble dryer.
saffenn
Mar. 21st, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
I imagine it's some kind of awesome steampunk gear and steam combo. :)
bookzombie
Mar. 21st, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
No idea! Generally only have the sound on when I'm playing games or listening to music.
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