Happy 40th Anniversary to the First Computer Mouse!

A mouse (Not the pesky rodent!) is a pointing device, where it functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. To be more precise, a mouse consists of an object that holds under one of the user’s hands, with one or more buttons. As you can see, the contemporary computer mouse has a wheel that allows the user to perform various system-dependent operations. Do you know that inventor Douglas Engelbart was creating the first computer mouse on Dec 9, 1968? After a glorious 40th anniversary years, Douglas said, “Although there’s been an explosion of technology in the past 4 decades, it hasn’t reached the level of potential he envisioned in the early 1960s yet!”

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