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Jul 4, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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If you ever use Microsoft Word, you know that when you want to save a document, you can click on the little floppy disc icon. That's weird. When's the last time you used one of those discs? Ten years ago?…

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Floppy disks live on as metaphors

Jul 4, 2012
A look at folders, files, camera clicks and other persistent analogies in technology.

If you ever use Microsoft Word, you know that when you want to save a document, you can click on the little floppy disc icon. That’s weird. When’s the last time you used one of those discs? Ten years ago? Twelve? We take a look into antiquated metaphors we use in modern technologies, and why we use them. Plus, Ben Kuchera of Penny Arcade on the new video game “Spec Ops.”

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