the save icon: what is that thing anyway?


what the....

I write and think about software way to much. Seriously, if I sit at a bar during the day I may look at the register touch screen and critique the way the screen is set up. Earlier this week, I had just read 37 Signal’s April Fool’s post announcing Basecamp on Windows NT available on thirty seven 3.5 floppy disks. When I saw it, I immediately thought: the standard save icon is a rendering of media that is no longer relevant to the average computer user. My supervisor and I talked about it as well. And lo and behold, David Friedman at Ironic Sans tries valiantly to answer the questions: What should the save icon be? should there be different icons for different types of information storage?