A certain software program has updated its icons. The “save” icon used to be a 3½-inch floppy disk, which no one under thirty recognizes anymore. Can you guess what current technology, universally recognized even by the youngest among us, pictorially represents saving a file now?


  1. A 5.25″ floppy disk? Your sarcastic tone suggests they actually went backwards up the tech tree.

  2. Kyle French says:

    My vote is for a file folder, still firmly in use.

    • Dr. Boli says:

      This one is correct. Specifically, it is a file folder with an arrow pointing downward into it to indicate that the file is being placed where it belongs. Computers promised us a paperless society, but so far they have mostly enabled us to multiply papers, so that even the youngest schoolchild instantly recognizes a manila file folder. Computers have, however, nearly succeeded in ridding us of the scourge of floppy disks.

  3. KevinT says:

    My guess would have been a punch card being placed into its proper position in the deck.

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