What A Beautiful Noise
Wikipedia says about „White Noise”:
The effects of white noise upon cognitive function are mixed. Recently, a small study found that white noise background stimulation improves cognitive functioning among secondary students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while decreasing performance of non-ADHD students. Other work indicates it is effective in improving the mood and performance of workers by masking background office noise, but decreases cognitive performance in complex card sorting tasks.
I like it and there are a lot of days when I need some sound in the background, but music would be too distracting. So instead of going to a coffee shop, I can now turn on an app.There are (amongst others):
And of course you can get that on Gnu/Linux from the command line:
sudo apt-get install sox play -n synth 60:00 whitenoise
It’s a beautiful noise Made of joy and of strife Like a symphony played By the passing parade It’s the music of life
– Neil Diamond