The Mouse That Soared

A celebration of Douglas Engelbart's indomitable, ever-evolving pointing device on the 40th anniversary of its public debut.

By  |  Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

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If you worked with me at PC World at any time from about 1998 until earlier this year, you saw my trusty, indestructible Contour Designs medium-sized left-handed mouse–a serial-port ancestor of these current models. I’m not so sure about all of Contour’s ergonomic innovations, but the company has my undying gratitude for acknowledging the existence of left-handed people–and with mice in three different sizes, yet. (You righthanders get four sizes, but who ever said life was fair?)

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