I’m not one of those people who really notices the sound my computer makes. All through college I practically slept with my laptop on the bed next to me (how romantic!). My husband, on the other hand, is really sensitive to noise, and has made it his life’s mission to build silent and cool running PCs. He even wrote an article with instructions on how to build a silent PC (he had a lot of free time before we met). ;-) Well, now I guess this quest for the silent PC has become mainstream if the New York Times has picked it up. Tomorrow’s New York Times will have an article about how loud PCs have gotten (due to the need for fans to cool computers with faster and faster processors) and how to make them quiet. I always love seeing geek stuff go mainstream!