The email attachment icon seems to always be the same in every client, a paperclip. There are dozens of examples, and I've included some below:
My question: is there a different symbol that could be used to describe an attachment?
I'm not complaining; I think the paperclip is quite an elegant symbol, and it is obviously widely recognised or is would not be so ubiquitous. I'm just wondering if there is an alternative.
Personally I use staples rather than paperclips, because I find they hold sheets of paper together more reliably.