A New “Ringtone”

I had read an article in the NYT this morning, and Susan sent me a link to it. Kids had taken an annoying sound that was supposed to make them scatter and made it into a ringtone. The idea is that is makes such a high frequency noise that teens can hear it and older people cannot.

I listened to it. It’s just annoying.

Apparently, these kids just haven’t heard of the vibrate feature on the cell phone. I have yet to own a cell phone without this feature. And can these tiny speakers in the cell phones actually achieve that high of a frequency? I have no idea, and I really don’t care. This will just be one of those fads that pass.