Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

What’s the Most Convoluted Way to Say “Start Button”?

Microsoft’s Antoine Leblond introduces the world to Windows 8.1:

We’ve improved the way you navigate to Start with the mouse by changing the Start “tip” to be the familiar Windows logo. The new tip appears anytime you move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen, and is always visible on the taskbar when on the desktop.

Why does that sound familiar?

Oh, yeah — because it has been the single most iconic feature of Windows since 1995. The thing that was inexplicably removed in Windows 8.