Last updated: 26 may, 2009 - 15:55 GMT

The Digital Planet ringtone

For our History of Computing special on 26 May 2009, we asked musician Matthew Applegate to reversion our theme tune. Matthew records as Pixelh8, and makes 'chiptune' music, composed entirely from old computer sounds from the 80s and 90s.

Download options:

Download the ringtone directly to your mobile phone

Simply text the words Digital Planet to this number: +44 76 248 82488.

Download instructions will be sent to your phone. Please read disclaimer below.

Download the ringtone to your computer

1. The ringtone is offered in three different audio formats. Right-click on one of the following links and save to your computer.

Download as MP3 (Duration: 01:11 mins, 1.61 MB)

Download as MP4 (Duration: 01:11 mins, 1.09 MB)

Download as 3GP (Duration: 01:11 mins, 1.10 MB)

2. Transfer the audio file to your mobile via Bluetooth or by USB connection.

3. Go into the settings menu on your phone and select this file as your ringtone.


This special edition of Digital Planet was produced in association with the Open University, and you can find out more about the history of computing on their website, below.

Further links

Digital Planet: History of Computing Special
Open University: Digital Planet microsite
Pixelh8: Matthew Applegate


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