The Speed of Technology

I just had a wacky little thought. Since it is shaping up to be a slow blog week (good stuff to come, but not until next week), I figured I'd share. The icon that most programs use for a shortcut for saving (pictured at left) struck me as outdated. When I started thinking about it, I realized that it is so outdated, that many computer users probably don't even know what it is a picture of. When was the last time you used a 3.5" floppy?

I can't really think of anything better to replace it—maybe a folder with an arrow going in to mimic the "open" shortcut icon. And I'm not trying to complain—afterall, I know what it means. I just thought it was kind of an interesting observation.
Tuesday March 11 2008File under: misc

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on Tue 11th Mar, 2008 08:43 pm PDT Saxtor said:
It was futuristic when 3.5" disks existed, but 5.25" were still the standard. Oh how times have changed.I'd say the next incarnation will be the Google 'G'. Instead of bothering to save your documents, just don't bother, since you can find it again on Google anyhow*.
on Tue 11th Mar, 2008 10:07 pm PDT dave said:
i SAW somebody using a floppy today! i didn't even know the drives still existed (though it should be noted an external drive was being used).
on Tue 11th Mar, 2008 10:19 pm PDT jule said:
I think that you should replace the floppy with a Jesus icon
on Wed 12th Mar, 2008 08:20 pm PDT Jule said:
...cause you know, Jesus saves. ....anybody...anybody? tough crowd.
on Wed 12th Mar, 2008 09:28 pm PDT Wren said:
I had to explain it to Dave. Once he got it, however, he thought it was awesome.
on Thu 13th Mar, 2008 08:28 am PDT Horge said:
We just moved offices and I found some floppies of mine. I touched them. I even put them into my computer. I even looked at which files were on such an outdated medium. Then I through them away...
on Thu 13th Mar, 2008 08:28 am PDT Horge said:
I mean "threw"...
on Thu 13th Mar, 2008 09:46 am PDT Saxtor said:
I think I saved a file or two that I intended to use in the future onto a ZipDrive disk. Not really my smartest move...

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