Start button, Part Deux. WIRED later brings up the topic again and leads JLG with “is there meaningful discussion” about bringing it back?
“There have been discussions … meaningful discussion. But we believe fully in the Start screen and the model of having these live tiles. The [old] Start menu was never really built for multiple applications … the Start screen offers dramatic
improvement. Windows today is so much more than launching applications … the [old] Start menu is not the be-all, end-all. [But] the button might be helpful to have on the screen. We’re principled in the direction we’re heading, but we’re not going to be stubborn … It’s not to spite you.” [Laughs]