Re: That's progress!
If you can't remember the shortcuts you need, how the hell are you going to remember what icons represent them?
Exactly. I find that I frequently click the wrong button on the Windows taskbar. Toad for Excel, Outlook for Explorer - the evidence suggests that selection by colour tends to override selection by image, which makes sense, given that colour perception is immediate, while image interpretation takes time.
+1 for the Clippy paragraph.