Sometimes I wonder myself about all those thing we assume when we develop software. One of them is, of course, using a floppy disk for the Save Button.
Who on earth is using floppy disks these days to store their documents? Nor I personally know any one and neither I think you do. However, every time I put one of those awesome buttons for saving your documents in any of my toolbars our friend floppy disk come to us.
Are we doing this right? I mean, will our younger users understand what is that button all about? And on the other hand… where do you actually store your documents? Most of us store our documents on our hard disk, our pen drives or even a network share location in a server (or at Google’s).
A lot of time ago, most of us used those slow and unreliable floppies. So if we see a button of a floppy disk we automatically understand we can save our documents, but what about all these newcomers to computers? Most of them have ever seen a floppy disk drive in their entire life.
Should we reconsider all those facts we assume? I think so.