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A word which describes a representation of new technology by an older technology

For instance, the app icon for email is usually an envelope. But of course the whole point of email is that one doesn't use envelopes. Similarly with the phone/call app has an icon of an older type of ...
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Is there a name for the red circle and slash in a No Smoking sign?

When my daughter asked me and my husband about a No Smoking sign, we explained that it means no cigarettes are allowed. (We had to explain cigarettes to her too.) Unfortunately, she now thinks that ...
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What do you call glyphs representing kills painted on a weapon or vehicle?

Media depictions would have it that in some militaries, soldiers traditionally paint icons representing enemies they have killed or materiel they have disabled on the weapons used or vehicles operated ...
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