Author Topic: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?  (Read 4075 times)

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Offline Halcyon

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Re: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2017, 08:57:04 am »
I think kids these days will have no problems understanding what a floppy disk is even if they haven't used one. Same with VHS. We're not talking about ancient history. I grew up with the compact disc, but I still knew what a vinyl record was. I think the floppy disk icon is here to stay, at least for the next 20-30 years.
 

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Re: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2017, 11:10:41 am »
I think kids these days will have no problems understanding what a floppy disk is even if they haven't used one.
I think you are wrong. There is a good chance kids these days will never even have encountered a floppy.

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Re: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2017, 12:05:58 pm »
Next time I go visit my niece and nephew I'll take a 3.5 floppy over and ask them if they know what it is.
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Re: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2017, 01:04:54 pm »
Kicad uses what i would call one of the few suitable alternatives. but things are harder when you need a clear idea of its function in a 16x16 icon

That looks like "download" to me.
 

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Re: Outdated File Save Icon in 2017?
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2017, 02:00:26 pm »
I can't see an image of a BGA on an SSD ever achieving the same lasting appeal.  :(
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