Origins of common User Interface Symbols (11 pictures)

This handy infographic, Origins of Common UI Symbols, was put together by Sofya YampolskyWarm Gun, and 500 Startups to explain symbols behind User Interface.

Some of you may already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth designator, who knows how these symbols were generated in the first place?

Even self-professed tech geeks will learn something.

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