[TUHS] Happy birthday, computer mouse!
bakul at bitblocks.com
Fri Apr 27 22:13:31 AEST 2018
>> On Apr 27, 2018, at 4:13 AM, Peter Jeremy <peter at rulingia.com> wrote:
>> 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
Bill English designed the first mouse in 1963 based on Engelbart’s sketches.
By 1982 we had access to a Mouse Systems’ mouse. I played with it but gave
up as it was no fun using it with a character only 80x25 screen.
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