This video is about a month old now, but I just saw it posted on Engadget and thought it was worth putting up here too. As part of the generation that has grown up with the internet revolution, it’s somewhat refereshing/strage to witness the next generation of kids who are bemused by the monolithic design of the original Gameboy or the bizarre floppy disk.
As pointed out over at Core 77, we often take contextual presumptions in technology for granted. The familiar play, stop, FF and RWD logos that are probably within your eyeshot as you read this post, are only intuitive symbols due to the fact that they have performed the same function whether printed on a record player, car stereo, Discman or your new iPod Nano.
PS. Post on the history behind everyday symbols to follow…