The other day I pushed the “Guide” button on my Rogers digital box remote. It didn’t bring up the program guide; it brought up the “Rogers Quick Menu”, an apparent new feature, complete with advertising. I assumed that I had merely hit the wrong button by mistake. But no, it seems that Rogers has reassigned the “Guide” button to do something else entirely. It now takes two slow presses of the Guide button to get to the guide. Pressing it quickly returns to TV without showing the guide. Strangely, they left the “Menu” button alone, even though that would have been the much more logical places.

Rogers, if you are listening, please restore my Guide button back to being a Guide. I can’t imagine what utter failure of user interface design or basic common sense would have caused you to do otherwise.