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Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"
- From: M Henri Day <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:52:46 +0100
- To: email@example.com
2011/12/30 Andrea Pescetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 28/12/2011 Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Danishka Navin wrote:
>>> Why we still continue the "Floppy Disk" as the icon for "Save" button in
>> When was the last time you saw a phone that look like
>> Ironically that 70 years old design is still used on IPhone and others
>> modern cell-phone to indicate: 'telephone'
> Indeed. An icon is just a convention to convey a meaning and it should not
> necessarily be a representation of reality. One doesn't usually look for
> words in a document using a binocular or a magnifying glass, but people can
> easily associate these icons to "Find".
> For those who want to practice their Italian or stress-test machine
> translation, here's a nice short and funny article from 1996 by the famous
> writer Umberto Eco: "Icons everywhere? No thanks, I can read".
As a counter to Professor Eco's brief - and as always in his case, witty
critique of icons, may I suggest that interested users test his conclusions
by launching Writer, clicking Tools and selecting Customise and then
Toolbars, clicking the Toolbar button and finally selecting «Text only». *
Pace* Professor Eco, but I suspect that all who do so will immediately
reselect «Icons only»....
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|[tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"||Danishka Navin <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|[tdf-discuss] Re: [libo-marketing-priv] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"||Norbert Thiebaud <email@example.com>|
|Re: [tdf-discuss] Can we replace "Floppy Disk"||Andrea Pescetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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