Yeah, it would. But I am just taking a guess here, Mick. The button has been around for quite a while in various industries. Manufacturing has used them for at least a half-century. Elevators have used them for the better part of the 20th century. Automobile manufacturers have used them since the ’60s if not earlier (check out the push-button transmission). You have home appliances, calculators, video games and, of course, the typewriter. So where did the idea come from to use a button on a website? I have never found a reference to this (but have looked). The idea could have come from any number of other industries or designs. But ultimately, it’s a mystery to me.

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