I've recently came across an idea that mobile device icons are growing into a pictographic language of their own. For example the floppy drive can be considered a universally understood symbol for "Save" or "Save to persistent storage":
I'm trying to understand if there are also widely recognized symbols for:
- Remote computer, a computer in the cloud
- A remote server - something I'm sending my data to
- The internet - I'm sending something to the internet.
I'm asking this in the context of developing a "remote control" application in which a user types text into a local text field and the text is sent over the internet to a remote server where the text appears in a remote text field. I'm looking for the symbols to help the users understand that transfer of information to remote server is taking place.
I'm thinking of using a series of blinking dots leading to a circle with some sort of symbol inside of it, but am not sure what that symbol should be: