21 Jul 2005
Two things that are still with us long after they seemingly became irrelevant or inappropriate:
- Record-scratch sound
- You hear this one all the time, abruptly cutting off music and interrupting the flow of an ad/programme/film, but do most people born after 1985 associate it with vinyl or is it just a weird sound to them? Does it work well enough without visualising a needle skidding across a record? (musings elsewhere about this)
- Floppy disk save icon
- Many young people now using computers will never have used a floppy drive, yet the icon persists. Will it soon be replaced, or has the image of the floppy acquired a symbolism and iconic (sorry) status in its own right that’ll keep it in use indefinitely?
Anyone got any other examples…?