Unnecessary Baggage

Webcomic Storyline: 

Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

CUSTOMER: Where's the Start button? I can't find my Start button.

ALEX: The new version of Nifty Doorways no longer has a Start button.

CUSTOMER: Why? Why would you do that?

ALEX: The Start button is an inefficient and unwieldy remnant of a bygone age. It has outlived its usefulness. Our research tells us that nobody really uses it for much these days, and our Pocket Door user interface is far superior when it comes to grouping applications.

CUSTOMER: But the Start button works.

ALEX: we're also no longer displaying the letters j, q, x, and z.


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Oh, something tells me I'm

Oh, something tells me I'm seriously going to dislike Windows 8, aren't I? (For the record, I put nearly nothing on my desktop, preferring things under the Start menu...)

Now, I will grant that I

Now, I will grant that I don't use the Start button for much. Once I have the command prompt running, I don't really need it. But come on. Somebody there has to be able to figure out why Apple is the brand of the brain-dead.

This sounds like...

GNOME 3. I like having a 'start' menu and a desktop to put stuff on. It's all gone...

...unless you do some tweaking. To think that Windows users have to LIVE with that...

I resemble that remark!

How dare you?
As a devoted apple fan and shareholder I find it difficult to accept that.

What is more "brain-dead" than having to hit the "Start" button in order to Quit?

Some idiot programmed it that way and since then millions of users have just accepted it without seeing the stupidity of it...


"Some idiot programmed it that way..."

I believe you mean "some idiot thought that was a great idea and told the programmers that that is what they were going to do if they wanted to keep getting paychecks." At any rate, there are other ways to shut down like the Task Manager.