45 years of the mouse

Courtesy of SRI International

Courtesy of SRI International

The mouse is something we take for granted in our modern technical world, but it wasn’t always like that. Huffington Post has an interesting article celebrating the 45th anniversary of the little workhorse that has become a part of our every day. It all started in December of 1968, when Douglas Engelbart demoed the new gadget at the Fall Joint Computer Conference. Also worth noting is that he had actually invented it four years earlier, but had yet to reveal it.  It really is one of the greatest inventions of our modern times. Perhaps the best evidence of that is the simple fact that it is still in widespread use today in, essentially, the exact same form factor.

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