Yes, we are always pressing buttons to change TV channels, to switch on your computer, to dial a phone number... or keys to write on your computer, to play the piano... so our fingers are essential!!!!
However, let's go back to square one. Buttons were once used to fasten your coat before the invention of zips. By the way, do you know the meaning of the verb 'to fasten'? With which other expression is this verb very common? so let's start by something as simple as sewing a button, which not everybody knows how to do it.
How to sew on a button - it really is this simple (The Guardian)
So, here are some articles related to the issue:
Press me!! The buttons that lie to you (BBC News)
However, nowadays we have gone a bit further on and instead of pressing/pushing buttons we touch screens:
Why touch screens push our buttons (The Independent)
Here's a listening exercise to do: Why we press buttons (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
A final article for you to read:
What is The Button? And will it ever not be pressed? (The Guardian)
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