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New generation of Save icon that is not a "disk"?


Question

Currently, the save icon in almost all applications represents a 3.5-inch disk from the 20th century. An example from Microsoft Office 2010 is shown below:

Save icon

As we move towards more advanced technology, this "disk" save icon now seems obsolete. Kids born in 21st century might not even know what a disk is.

Is there any good alternative save icon out there that can replace this "disk" save icon in applications? Or, probably we can design a new save icon here and make it a standard? Ideally, the icon should not represent any hardware, because it will become obsolete again as technology evolves.

Very IMPORTANT Note:

This question is NOT to discuss whether we should change the "disk" save icon or not. I know the icon is still perfectly OK and friendly to the end users. There are questions on Stack Overflow and ux.stackexchange.com that discuss this.

I just want to look for good "save" icon that does not look like a disk (or hardware). Just take this question as a brainstorming or a design challenge. :)

At least one save icon image per answer please.

2017/05/23
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5/23/2017 12:40:00 PM

My thinking is instead of the save icon alone, why not treat all the tool icons as a set. Consistent =)

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I wrote more on this here.

2013/04/09
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4/9/2013 7:09:00 PM