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The person in charge of the Nostromo set for Alien (1979) invented this interstellar standard for signs and labels in spaceflight

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz Interestingly, he did not use the 1946 radioactivity sign.

@cos @zpojqwfejwfhiunz While these may be nice, they‘re neither good in a semantic way, nor in regarding accessibility. Most are hard to grasp without written explanation, like many traffic signs. Given that at this point in time space flight is not yet something you just bump into that’s ok.
They depend on RGB colour vision being available which is an unsuitable requirement.

Some good approaches though and for a movie certainly a great idea to create such a set. Also in timely context.

@cos Just because you cannot think of anything that makes this content sensitive to you in your current viewing situation doesn’t mean that this does apply to everyone seeing this posting. (Often referred to as privilege.)

Eg. You‘d benefit from this while having a slow uplink while riding the underground because your mobile client would not automatically load that data saving bandwidth/volume on a data plan.

Accessibility/CWs benefit everyone, even if you think it doesn‘t apply to you atm.

@cos My RGB colour vision requirement was with regards to the icon set, not the CW.

As for the CWs: Who devices what your proclaimed “average person” may consider sensitive? You? Me? The state? Your belief in a fictitious sky fairy?

What may be sensitive to others but not yourself is the privilege that you currently experience. (Unlimited data plan, gender, being a white male, wealth, culture, etc.)

What doesn’t hurt you, but helps others still doesn’t hurt you. You turned it off already.

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz does that say coffee.. and is the image a cigarette?

Did they think we'd be smoking cigarettes inside spaceships???

@zpojqwfejwfhiunz I want to print the one for photonic systems and slap it on the fiber optic box in my building.

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