[TUHS] Happy birthday, computer mouse!

Hellwig Geisse hellwig.geisse at mni.thm.de
Fri Apr 27 20:18:47 AEST 2018

On Fr, 2018-04-27 at 19:57 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On this day in 1981, some little company called Xerox PARC introduced 
> something called a "mouse" (mostly because it has a tail), but I'm 
> struggling to find more information about it; wasn't there a photo of a 
> big boxy device?

This seems to be a date which is much too late. Even Smalltalk-72
on the Alto used a pointing device. In his book "Smalltalk-80:
Bits of History, Words of Advice" Glenn Krasner wrote:
"Smalltalk-72 was ported to the Alto [...] Soon many interesting
and useful applications were written, including a mouse-driven
program editor [...]"


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