Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Do You Know The Secret Meaning Behind The Symbol On EVERY Power Button?

The numbers 1 and 0 are super-imposed on to each other.

Although, this symbol does not mean the device is fully turned off. When the button is pressed the electronic goes into sleep mode or low power state.

The numbers 1 and 0 are super-imposed on to each other.

The old toggle buttons had the I and the O labelled together.

The I represented the electrical current running while the 0 simply meant that there was no electrical flow.

The old toggle buttons had the I and the O labelled together.

It's not 100% official until it's part of Unicode.

Unicode is the universal standard in the computing industry. A proposal was made in 2015 requesting that the power button is included in Unicode. It is expected to be approved this summer.

It's not 100% official until it's part of Unicode.

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It's become part of pop culture.

Engineers behind the symbol had no idea their creation would be cool enough to be on T-shirts, earrings, and cufflinks. Other companies have used the symbol as part of their brands' logos.

As cool as the icon is, not everyone is a fan.

Some users complain that by pressing the button they don't actually know if their devices are on or off. One way to tell is if you see a light in green lit up, your electronic is on and if it's red, it's off.

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