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RIP Mac startup sound

For almost three decades, when you’ve started a Mac, you’ve heard something like this: But when you start Apple’s newest laptops, which the company announced last week, there will be no startup sound. Tech blog Gizmodo has called it the end of an era.

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For almost three decades, when you’ve started a Mac, you’ve heard something like this:

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But when you start Apple’s newest laptops, which the company announced last week, there will be no startup sound. Tech blog Gizmodo has called it the end of an era.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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