“Dear UI designers everywhere. Stop using floppy disk icons for save. Too many people have no idea what it is now.”
Waarheid of niet?
Good question! The floppy disk icon is an idiom, not a metaphor. It doesn’t matter that we’re no longer writing files on 1.44MB 3.5″ disks. It doesn’t matter that many users don’t even know what a floppy disk is. What matters is that users associate the icon with saving.