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The first computer mouse

by Dhiram Shah

Way back before Laser and Optical mice in 1964 there was a wooden contraption built by Douglas Engelbart the inventor of the computer mouse. It consisted of two gear-wheels positioned perpendicular to each other — allowing movement on one axis. However the first computer mouse intended for navigation on a personal computer shipped with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981.
(More images after the jump)



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  1. sg

    Be careful: there are millions of iFanboys out there who insist that Apple invented the mouse.
    Just head over to iWikipedia and see how hard they fight to protect that “fact”.


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