Why the Floppy Disk Icon for “Save” Must Die

A new timeless and universal icon

Floppy disks are a thing of the past. People used them to store digital data, but not anymore. You won’t find them in computers today, but you can see remnants of their existence on the “Save” icon.

Using the floppy disk icon to save data made sense back then, but it doesn’t feel right to keep using it because future generations of users won’t recognize what it means.

The floppy disk is old, obsolete technology with an expired lifespan like…

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