[TUHS] Happy birthday, computer mouse!

Peter Jeremy peter at rulingia.com
Fri Apr 27 21:13:38 AEST 2018

On 2018-Apr-27 19:57:51 +1000, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>On this day in 1981, some little company called Xerox PARC introduced

Well, the company was Xerox.  PARC was their research facility.

>something called a "mouse" (mostly because it has a tail), but I'm 

Douglas Engelbart demonstrated the mouse in his "Mother of All Demos" on
1968-Dec-09 (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY).  According
to WP, he applied for the patent in 1967 so I'm not sure when he invented it.

Peter Jeremy
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