[TUHS] Happy birthday, computer mouse!

William Corcoran wlc at jctaylor.com
Fri Apr 27 20:58:15 AEST 2018

Absolutely Hellwig.  Please take a look at the early DARPA/Internet RFCs from ~1969 and they make reference to a mouse.    I will try to dig it up.  

BIll Corcoran

> On Apr 27, 2018, at 6:38 AM, Hellwig Geisse <hellwig.geisse at mni.thm.de> wrote:
>> 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 [...]"
> Hellwig

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