Forget about the modern technologies for just two seconds, forget about computer mouses with fancy wireless infra-red technologies, bluetooth compatibility or those that don’t even need to be held under the palm of your hands and can easily clip to your index finger – behold the first mouse ever to be built / created!
The mouse itself was invented by Doug Engelbart in the year 1964, at the time he and his team were heavily criticised and doubted for his idea and imagination to promote computers (especially the mouse) as a future tool of communication, rather than just a machine for writing out papers more neatly.
From the pics above, I wouldn’t blame that people doubted it, it looks more like a brick or a wooden box than a mouse. But we’re all so glad that he did it or else what might we be using instead?
Standford has a great page called the MouseSite dedicated to Douglas Engelbart and his brilliant invention, click here to visit it…