Beeps and blips in a hospital CAN be quite annoying, until they are so ever-present you stop notching them.
And to say I wasn’t influenced in this strip by Monty Python’s “machine that goes ping” would be blatantly untrue.
Struck down in his prime by “White Coat Syndrome”. God, I hate those beeps. Heard most hospitals have started requiring them to only be on for true emergency indication.
I dunno, I got kind of used to them, the week I had to spend in hospital. I could hear the patterns repeat going around the ward, like tweeting birds sharing the news. To this day, the bridge in “Mr. Roboto” sounds very much like the concert I went to sleep with every night. I admit I miss it.
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life is my favorite of their movies ^_^
I’m *so* glad the hospital I stayed at after my last seizure didn’t have the “machine that goes ping” – that could have caused me enough stress to induce another seizure! ;)
I suspect nurses make that symphony an ignored background – until it stops, or changes! AI might be able to change that, but not yet nearly reliable-enough. The human nervous system is, in EE-speak, ‘AC-coupled’. The aroma of binjo disappeared after a few weeks in Iwakuni, for example, unless someone came in the barracks after riding his bike into one!
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