Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Mouse turns 40

The computer mouse, that is:

On 9 December 1968 hi-tech visionary Douglas Engelbart first used one to demonstrate novel ways of working with computers.

The first mouse that Dr Engelbart used in the demo at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) was made of wood and had one button.

Wood? One button? Feh. How about one a little more shooty?

Got Sig?

It seems that some PSH caught up to the designers, because you can't get one anymore.

H/t Slashdot, where the comments are hysterical. For example:
The mouse was seen at the local Maserati dealership evaluating cars with his 20-something year old girlfriend.
RTWT, if you're looking for snark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heh, see I knew Macs were out of touch with their one button mouse.