Usage Story of Save Icon
It’s thirty minutes before class. The clock is ticking like a time bomb as you type your 10-page term paper on a theory that you can hardly recall learning about. You’re at the last page, writing the conclusion and also congratulating yourself for being such a clutch player. You’re down to three sentences. Almost there. Ten minutes left. You’re typing at a rate faster than Mavis Beacon ever did. 5, 4, 3, 2. And then—you guessed it right—power shuts down. The world stands still. You are caught in the same doom suffered by millions before you—you weren’t able to save the file. Cue in a legion of profanities.
By now, we are all well-aware of the extremely important role that the save icon plays in our lives. The failure to use the save icon has been the ending of several tragedies. Without it, we are more or less nothing, basically.
Although the floppy disk has been tossed out in the early naughts, it remains the most familiar icon that symbolizes the save function. Like a lot of things, it is gone but definitely not forgotten.
However, to keep up with the times, these two icons might be more suitable today:
Other symbols related to the save icon are:
And before you go on any further, save that thing you’re doing first.