From the archives: Sometimes you don’t need an icon

Mac nerds are debating what should replace the floppy disc save icon. Marco Arment argues that not only is the save icon going away, but the whole concept of explicitly saving a file will be a thing of the past. However, Neven Mrgan brings up the point that save isn’t just a means of preventing data loss, but of exporting a document for use elsewhere.

As far as icons go, Apple has sidestepped the issue by choosing not to create save icons. In iWork applications there is no save icon.