Did Apple copy the backup icon?

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in macOS edited January 2014
<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/bradster/iarchitect/images/chaos.gif"; target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/bradster/iarchitect/images/chaos.gif</a>;



If you take a look at that, look at the icon, an umbrella on a backup program, like Apples. And I believe that program was made first.



Suspicious, and no im not a troll.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    Heh. I'm glad someone else is reading those pages.



    I suspect this is a mere coincidence. The app in that image is Time & Chaos, a PIM. The backup tool is not any sort of primary function of the app but is rather akin to when apps like HexEditor automatically create backup files for safety.
  • Reply 2 of 19
    Ye, funny stuff there.



    Probably, put I don't see what an umbrella has to do with Backup. Anyway, thats just my twisted head...
  • Reply 3 of 19
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I don't see that either.
  • Reply 4 of 19
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 5 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by OTCameron:

    <strong>... I don't see what an umbrella has to do with Backup ...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hmmm... I think it's quite obvious: Protection!
  • Reply 6 of 19
    Actually, AirSluf was right. It's an old joke.
  • Reply 7 of 19
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    ha



    ha



    ha



    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />





  • Reply 8 of 19
    Maybe its because im not a hip programmer.
  • Reply 9 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    ... you could use other metaphors like a "save" or a "lock" but these are already reserved for computer tasks like encryption or otherwise access protected files. It's not easy any more to find an adequate icon for an application.
  • Reply 10 of 19
    The umbrella protects you from rain, backup protects you from data loss (sorta).
  • Reply 11 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Spiffster:

    <strong>The umbrella protects you from rain, backup protects you from data loss (sorta).</strong><hr></blockquote>







    A shield protects you from swords and the like. Virex protects you from viruses (sorta).
  • Reply 12 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member




    Do I get Apple support in a hospital?



    [ 12-27-2002: Message edited by: Quick ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 19
    Well, that's better than the AppleCare icon in Sherlock; it looks more like the Swiss flag.
  • Reply 14 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>Well, that's better than the AppleCare icon in Sherlock; it looks more like the Swiss flag. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    True. The swiss airforce uses this (round) flag on it's planes.



    Besides: Don't get me wrong, I truly LOVE almost every OS X icon. They are pieces of art.



    [ 12-27-2002: Message edited by: Quick ]</p>
  • Reply 15 of 19
    uhm...condom? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 16 of 19
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:

    <strong>uhm...condom? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>





    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 17 of 19
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 18 of 19
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    Apple took it from Tri-Backup. <a href="http://www.tri-edre.com"; target="_blank">www.tri-edre.com</a>
  • Reply 19 of 19
    gordygordy Posts: 970member
    Actually, I thought of <a href="http://www.travelerspc.com/help/"; target="_blank">Travelers</a> when I saw it.
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