The Mouse That Soared


On December 9th, 1968, Stanford Research Institute scientist Douglas Engelbart demonstrated his unique invention–the computer mouse–for the first time in public. It took another decade and a half for it to catch on, but once it did, computing was never the same. And today, it’s hard to imagine using a desktop or laptop computer without a mouse (or one of its latter-day substitutes such as the touchpad). In celebration of the anniversary, here’s a gallery of some of the mightiest mice of the last four decades.


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  1. thehumanyawn December 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday

  2. Juliet December 16, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    About the “Apple’s first iMac”… Maybe you never asked people with small hands like me, until that one came by, béziers were a no no for me… that little round beauty rolled me to a world of precise tracing and I love it! I still have two… a blue and a red 🙂


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