The youth these days couldn’t possibly understand the abstraction of a floppy disk for a save icon.

People have been kicking that ol’ chestnut around for years.

Do the youngsters have no idea what it is?, we ask. What happens when all the things we based our icons on don’t exist anymore?, we wonder. Do we need a new one?, and we experiment.

Olivia Walch’s skewering is hilarious:

Baby bear: Make a button and put the word save in it.


The youth these days couldn’t possibly understand the abstraction of a floppy disk for a save icon. is a post from CSS-Tricks