I smell yet another lawsuit on this one... "You discriminated against my client because of his inability to pay for a laptop computer..." Not that I agree with the suit, but it's interesting that the school would allow or at least look the other way for all the laptops. (Not all typewriters are as loud as this one.)
[citation][nom]AdamB5000[/nom]I didn't realize that disrupting a class is cool and awesome. I thought this was juvenile and unimaginative.[/citation]
Yes, those 46 seconds in which the loudest noise ever produced interrupted that classroom really through everyone off guard. More likely, it kept more people awake during the lecture.
[citation][nom]megamanx00[/nom]But it's a crash proof word processor .Really though he wasn't even typing that fast so it may have just been better for him to write it down by hand.[/citation]
That's what I was thinking. A pen and paper would be faster than a laptop for him anyway.
[citation][nom]Exodite4[/nom]If they could only ask the remarkable amount of people who're unable to either disable windows sounds or find the "mute" button on their notebooks to leave as well.[/citation]
This was my thought exactly. Or how about the guy who's surfing the net instead of paying attention, and gets a rather annoying pop-up ad with music on it. Next thing you know, his speakers are blaring some obnoxious thing. That's more annoying than a typewriter.
Click, click, click, ping!
Windows Wave (start-up), or the infamous Windows "DUH!" sound (error messages).