Hot-take:

"print()" is the (and some other programming languages) version of the "💾 3.5in-floppy-disk-as-document-save-icon" of most software.

It's an artifact of older times, when output was, well, printed out.

Almost nobody *actually* prints program output directly out on a physical printer. But it's so deeply ingrained in coding culture, it's taken for granted and rarely questioned.

At some point the connection between "print()" and 🖨️ will become almost indecipherable to young techies.

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@sullybiker yup. Although I kind of feel most young techies still have experienced interfacing with a printer, much more so than most young technology users experienced floppy disks.

So, I'd say, a decade? Something like that.

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