Re: Unrecoverable Data Icon

Subject: Re: Unrecoverable Data Icon
From: cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 10:26:43 -0400

How about a little bomb, similar to the one on the Mac that tells you the
system has crashed.

--Joanna

On Wed, 4 Sep 1996, Cheryl Dwyer wrote:

> At 10:05 AM 9/3/96 EDT, Cheryl Kidder wrote:
> ...
> >Our problem is that once data is deleted in our system, it is not
> >recoverable. Because of this, we cannot use commonly accepted icons
> such as
> >
> >a trash receptacle because the trash receptacles used by Mac and Win95
> >enable the user to recover the data. In our system, the user cannot
> recover
> >
> >data unless they restore from a backup.
> ...
> As others suggested, a black hole came immediately to my mind when I read
> Cheryl Kidder's posting. However, I would suggest an icon that looks
> like a tornado, a whirlpool, a vortex...sort of a spiral which gets
> smaller from top to bottom...

> Cheryl Dwyer

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