Daily Archives: 2007-06-04

Floppy Disks Live On

floppydisk While helping my kids type their reports in Microsoft Word, I was explaining the virtues of saving their work frequently. They didn’t think anything of it, but I had a brief epiphany moment when I realized we’re still using the 3.5 inch floppy disk as the standard “Save” icon. My kids now associate that little icon with saving, but have never needed to use an actual floppy disk. I wonder for how many years will still be using that icon?

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