Of mice and men

IDEA No 6

THE MOUSE

Despite the rapid development of computer technology over the last 50 years, the design of the computer mouse has remained more or less unchanged. Even with the advent of touchscreen technology, this classic product looks set to retain its position as the input device of choice for some time yet.

The first computer mouse, held by its inventor, Douglas Engelbart (1963).

The precursor of the mouse – the trackball ...

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