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Viral Thread Shares Everyday Objects That Are Actually Skeuomorphs (25 Tweets)

I was unaware of the term “skeuomorph” until I stumbled upon an informative Twitter thread.

The Cultural Tutor on Twitter defines the term and provides several examples, including the well-known “save” icon, a floppy disk, which is a classic instance of a skeuomorph – where a new object adopts the form of its predecessor.

There are also many other examples of this which The Cultural Tutor and others (even Elon Musk) shared in the thread. See how many of these you’ve noticed without even realizing.


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