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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Can we replace "Floppy Disk"


Hi,

Am 30.12.2011 04:53, schrieb Danishka Navin:
> next generation won't find a floppy disk in real life.
> we better use some thing else

+1
I'd go for a change, neither elderly people nor 'youngsters' associate
anything useful with the symbol. Having asked my teenagers (13, 16, 19)
who are familiar with computers ever since, they cannot remember floppy
although I've been using some until a couple of years ago and also their
machines came with floppy slots for long...


> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Tony Pursell
>> The point I am making is that an old fashioned floppy disk is not the only
>> icon
>> used for Save and the world will not come to an end if some other
>> appropriate,
>> and more modern, icon is used in its place. Having said that, a hard drive
>> may
>> be old fashioned in a few years time when SSDs become the norm.

The german localization of 'save' (which rather means rescue in german)
is 'store' (speichern) so imo we might as well use a 'common' storage
symbol e.g.
http://www.crestock.com/image/4072237-3d-box-with-yellow-folders.aspx
or
http://www.discounto.de/Angebot/Aktenordner-DIN-A4-42358/
maybe plus down arrow (just for quick examples).

CCing the Design-list for opinions on this topic.

cheers
Erich

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References:
[tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Danishka Navin <danishka@gmail.com>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Olav Dahlum <odahlum@gmail.com>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Robert Derman <robert.derman@pressenter.com>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Tony Pursell <ajp@princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>
[tdf-discuss] Re: Can we replace "Floppy Disk"NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
[tdf-discuss] Re: Can we replace "Floppy Disk"NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Tony Pursell <ajp@princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk>
Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Can we replace "Floppy Disk"Danishka Navin <danishka@gmail.com>
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