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I found it really interesting that the author started to write the article about how bad the floppy disk is as a save icon and ended it with a completely different conclusion.

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    ? means save and 刀 means sword. After a while, you don’t need a reason.

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      Kind of funny that he made an article about UX with literally no research, nor cited studies. It’s fun speculating but it’s just speculation until you actually run some studies. He references that kids don’t know what the save icon represents, well actually they do, it represents save, and studies show they get this . They don’t know why the save icon LOOKS that way however, I’ve heard it’s the washing machine icon for example. Nonetheless there’s no ambiguity as to what it does, in every application it has only ever represented one action, and that is save to disk. It just isn’t modern and flashy.

      I know I just said “studys show” without referencing a study, so get some 13 year olds in a room and ask them what a floppy means and they’ll say “Save” unanimously. Why? They’ve all used word, and that’s how you save a file duh. Have you ever realized why they call them radio buttons? That’s because it’s an Idiom not a Metaphor. Know the difference and you’ll spare yourself some time reinventing the wheel.

      http://tafein2009.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/the-myth-of-metaphor.pdf

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          Can’t find it right now, but there was an essay a few months ago that proposed the ‘checkmark’ icon as essentially the new save icon. It made sense at least for mobile workflows.

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            actually, it was a comment from Gergely Szabó in another similar post: https://medium.com/@hh/here-s-mine-5003ae78dcce#.uxf24ylbx

            “Saving something is not a user action, it’s more like a technical thing. Especially in a world of cloud services and auto-save”

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                http://i.imgur.com/Mx524jr.jpg

                note: used http://web-capture.net (found via google search) to grab it.

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                    I figured that something using firefox locally wouldn’t be as useful to you though..if you couldn’t reach the page in the first place!
                    heh

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                        Ha! Fair enough. :P

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                  What do you mean?

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                      I don’t think it’s necessary to make this comment on every posted link to medium.com.

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                        I appreciate it. I think it’s disappointing that a blogging platform is blocking access from tor, and don’t mind the reminder that these problems are more than just theoretical.

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                                The good reason is they don’t want you reading it, obviously.

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                                  In all sincerity just pop up a linode and proxy through it..

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                                      If it’s a pressing enough issue just get someone to do it for you. Medium blocking tor probably has a fine and good reason, you just were never told what it was because you don’t work there.

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                                          Maybe they were getting DDOS’d by tor users? You do not know what financial or political reasons there are. I’m not saying what they decided to do was right, I’m merely saying you do not know why they thought it was the wise thing to do.

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                                            If you really think this is a matter of ignorance then contacting them directly would be much more effective than complaining about it here. I think we both know it’s not that simple though. Someone went out of their way to block Tor, it didn’t happen by accident.

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                                                Then it’s just the same question one level up. Medium will have had a reason to want to use Cloudflare, and I highly doubt the decision was so marginal that the effect on Tor users would be enough to swing it.