Fascinating Trivia about Computer Icons

Computer icons have become an integral part of the digital world. Have you ever wondered about the origins of these visual symbols? Let’s dive into the intriguing world of computer icons.

The Save icon represents a floppy disk which was one of the first portable storage devices

In 1971, Ray Tomlinson sent the world’s first email and used one of the least used symbols @ to address a person working on a different computer

The USB symbol originated from Greek God Neptune’s Trident. The different shapes at the ends depict that the USB port/cable is universal

The Wi-Fi symbol became popular in the early 2000s. The symbol's curved lines or arcs depict the propagation of radio waves

The Bluetooth symbol is a combination of the initials of King Harald Bluetooth in honor of his efforts to unite warring tribes and bring peace to Scandinavia

Susan Kare, a graphic designer at Apple in the 1980s designed the Apple Command symbol inspired by the Swedish sign for a 'noteworthy attraction'

The Settings icon draws inspiration from mechanical systems where gears and cogs are used to adjust and control the functioning of machinery

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