Some thoughts on the Start button
Windows 8.1 has arrived, and with it we herald the triumphant return of the Start button. My response to the complaints over its absence in Windows 8 was simply “press the one on the keyboard”, but as I pondered how that response has gone down with users over the last year, I came to a realisation.
There are 3 basic types of computer users:
- Those who never noticed that almost every keyboard they have used for at least the last 10 years has a Windows key on it.
- Those who have wondered for 10 years what that key on the keyboard does.
- Those who pressed it 10 years ago and found out.