Ten of Microsoft’s Ten Thousand Patents

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Microsoft Mouse Patent

Computer Mouse

Filed March 21st, 1985

When I close my eyes and think of the words “Microsoft Mouse,” this basic design is still the one that pops into my head. It was wonderfully ambidextrous (yup, I’m a lefty) and felt comfortable, and as long as you cleaned its ball from time to time it would last for years. Newer Microsoft Mice are far better looking and more technically advanced, but I’m not sure if I prefer ’em.

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