by Will Schreiber


I used to associate a “click” sound with clicking links on the web.

I remember sitting in the MBHS library, in one of those dorm-room-like wooden lean-back chairs, in front of a Dell machine running Windows. We’d be playing Wikipedia races, clicking blue link to blue link to blue link, trying to navigate a path to some random article. Each click came with a little dopamine hit, a little sound. “Click.”

Has that gone away? Was it the sound of the mechanical mouse clicking? Or was the computer also emitting a click noise?

I miss it.