Do you have any idea what the power switch symbol present on every gadget actually means?

The sleep mode and power icons are now fashion symbols

IEC 5009 drawsits inspiration from a waning moon, meaning status of low power or sleep mode. This symbol was adopted in Dec 2004 by the power commission.

This binary power switch symbol 5009 has achieved celebrity status now and appears on all technical gadgets and also on many apparels and accessories of the fashion world. It has been adopted by a NYC contraceptive brand called power on.



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