The need for silence

Why are we hungry for silence? Or is it just the absence of noise we long for? Well, living in busy cities we want to control the noise. We want to choose.

This summer I read about silent computers and my mind wandered back. Ahhhhh, those were the days VIC-20, ZX81, C64, no noise! I almost had forgotten them. Why can we have something quiet like those? Well, I bought the EPIA mini-itx with the C3 processor. I knew what I wanted. Listening to streaming radio and writing and now and then surfing the net.

But ....