Holy cow, I wrote a book!
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this picture of a USB thumb drive.
She also reminded me of another one of those
Windows as Rorschach test incidents that surrounded the
Windows Vista folder icons.
It was reported during one of the betas that the 16×16 folder
icon looked like someone
flipping the bird.
Sure, this interpretation required some creativity,
and it perhaps reflects more on the person making the observation
than on the folder icon itself,
but the report still had to be taken seriously,
because one thing you don't want is a newspaper headline
saying that your product uses crudely offensive imagery.
And yes, we went back and changed the icon to avoid the problem.
Now, if you take that Folderix flash drive
and tilt your head to the right about 60°,
you can turn it into somebody giving you the finger with their
The folder tab is the thumb,
the folder body is the back of the hand,
and the USB connector is the extended middle finger.
Who knows, maybe that was intentional after all.