Ok, I have just been doing some writing – something I do a lot of – and for some strange reason, I actually paid attention to the icon that stands for “Save.” It is – what?? – a diskette!! Why? How long has it been since diskettes were actually used? And how would the young people coming into computing even know what a diskette is?
I still have a few old diskettes around and even an external USB diskette drive – just in case – but it has been over a decade since I used it. And that was to convert some very old WordPerfect files into ODT format for LibreOffice. I no longer even install CD/DVD devices in my computers anymore because everything I need is downloadable.
Not all “save” icons are a diskette. Some icon sets use other images, but the diskette seems to be the most common. So is there something else that might be universally recognized as an icon for “save?”
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