Dripping coffee, primal screams and other newsroom sounds that might disappear

“Miss the advisory bells,” one reader commented on Tuesday in our story about vanishing newsroom sounds. “The last ones we had notified us of the 1986 Challenger launch, then of course what happened next. That makes me practically prehistoric. Then of course, we started out using typewriters in college. That came with the warning to drink beer from 12 oz. cans — the carriage return would knock over the 16-oz. ones.”

I pulled together a Storify of other sounds that might fade. For those of us who work from home, overheard conversations are already headed for the museum.

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