Neat article. A few good signs there, particularly the surveillance one. I also like the antimatter one.
Oh, silly question: While kicking about the Internet on more than one occasion, I've seen a symbol that looks like it could be a chemical warning sign. Looks like a top-down view of a model of a methane molecule - three small circles surrounding a larger circle, with a fourth small one inside the larger circle. Anyone know if that's for real, or even what I'm talking about? Certainly it looks more legit than some others I've seen (my favorite - the electrical monster on the bottom of http://www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs/Howto/Hazcom/... )
Alan> Today's threat is: "Lovecraftian"
Ummm. Bat-winged squid eating a stick figure?
BLP> On a similar tangent, the process by which Dow came up with the Biohazard symbol:
Oooh! Interesting read. Finally, a focus group comes up with something good! Looking at the rejected ones, the middle one makes me think "Warning: Rabid Zelda fans" and the third looks like set decor from a B-movie called "Attack of the Space Nazis".
-jc> In some organisations the 'lack of internet connectivity' would be considered 'reputational damge risk' right now.
Perhaps a "No cell phone signal" sign for rural areas would also be an idea? :) (Actually, now that I say it, it seems like less of a joke....)
-jc> Can I start using the symbol at work, or is it copyright???
An @ sign and two dots? I don't know if it's possible to copyright something that looks like someone's asleep at the typewriter. (Personally, to get the idea across I think the @ sign should be a bit more broken.)
Here in Nova Scotia I've seen a white @ on blue on highway exit signs (next to the classic food, gas, lodging signs) to denote a CAP site. ("Community Access Program" - Internet accessible by the public.)