[Don Norman is an Apple Fellow and former vice president of Apple's Advanced Technology Group, perhaps best known in Macintosh circles as Apple's "User Experience Architect" and the author of The Design of Everyday Things and other key works of user design. He is currently the president of UNext Learning Systems. (Nov-99)
How Loud Are Your Mac's Fans?
When they get hot, Macs turn on various internal fans to keep components cool. The noise can be annoying, but just how loud is it? If you have an iOS device with a built-in microphone, you can download one of many free sound meter apps (search on
decibel in the App Store) and see if you're subjecting your ears to a truly unreasonable noise level.