Relax with some Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 ASMR

Ms Dos Asmr
Ms Dos Asmr (Image credit: Ephemeral Rift)

ASMR is one of the most unlikely YouTube trends in recent years, but we're all for it. ASMR stands for "autonomous sensory meridian response," and is a sort of relaxing, almost uncanny paresthesia sensation often typified by tingling along the scalp, neck, or spine. The ASMR YouTube subgenre spawned a huge range of relaxing videos hunting down various types of "trigger" actions, from waving hands, to different types of sounds, or even just simple whispering.

What type of ASMR would Microsoft fans enjoy, though? Perhaps ASMRtist Ephemeral Rift has the answer.

In his latest video, Ephemeral Rift takes us on a nostalgic tour through a Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 User's Guide, which dropped all the way back in 1991. MS-DOS 5.0 brought us support for 3.5-inch, 2.88MB floppy disks, as well as a full-screen text editor, and an improved MS-DOS Shell GUI. Wild.

Best enjoyed with headphones, Ephemeral Rift's soothing Microsoft-flavored whisperings is ideal background music for a quiet lunch break, short nap, or evening wind-down. It's perhaps not ideal to listen while operating heavy machinery or driving, though, as you might doze off.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some ASMR-induced procrastinating to do.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden is a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by tea. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his XB2 Podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!