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The Death of the Floppy Save Icon?

Bill Higgins filed an amusing bug today about stop using the floppy disk icon to represent saving things in Eclipse-land. I guess I’ve been doing computers for awhile that the thought never crossed my mind until today. I mean, floppy discs aren’t used by modern computers anymore and I’m pretty sure kids coming into college these days aren’t aware of what they really are besides the basics. I guess a similar analogy here is the difference between 8-track tapes and compact discs. But what else would you replace the icon with? A fluffy cloud?

Kids are all about saving things to the cloud these days. Just chuck it in a BigTable and it’s alright.

What do you think? Never forget?

On a side note, I know can’t get that Don’t Copy That Floppy song out of my head. Thanks guys.