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Old School Icons

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Date: May 13, 2012 - 09:42 PM
Scott Hanselman offers up some icons that don't mean what they used to mean - recognizable only to old school computer users.

Bookmarks

We used to use smaller flat dead trees to keep our place in between the dead trees we would read from so that we didn't lose our page. No, books didn't "keep our place when we turned them off."

Address Books and Calendars

We would write down all our addresses and phone numbers in a dead tree and carry it around with us. Sometimes we'd manage our calendar that way also. Everything was bound together with metal spiral loops. Let me check my Filofax.




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