Infographic Explains the Origins of User Interface Symbols We Commonly See

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Sun, Dec 8th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you have ever wondered why the symbol for powering on and off equipment is a broken circle with a line at the top, designer Sofya Yampolsky, together with Warm Gun and 500 Startups take the Gizmodo article The Secret Histories of Those @#$%ing Computer Symbols and explains it all with this infographic.

They are road signs for your daily rituals?the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you interact with your computer. But how much do you know about their origins?

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