My refrigerator beeps. My kettle beeps. My laundry machine beeps. The dryer beeps. The coffee machine beeps. The microwave beeps. The TV beeps. The phone beeps. The computer beeps.

Some of these I can shut off, some of them I cannot. I need beep-less devices.

We are inundated with sound, all day, every day. Noise pollution is everywhere. So therefore I propose Grumpy Old Geeks Rules of the Future #1: All devices heretofore manufactured MUST have an easy to access mute option.