The Mouse Turns 40

Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by El Guru in Other

On December 9, 1968, a group of engineers led by Douglas Engelbart crowded into an auditorium in San Francisco to show off a groundbreaking new system they’d designed for interacting with a computer. Moving beyond the cold realities of the keyboard (and even the punch card), Engelbart’s creation would open up a new world of computing from that day on. His invention: The mouse.


It would take years for the mouse to catch on (beginning primarily with the introduction of the original Macintosh in 1984): By that point Englebart’s patent had expired and he never received any royalties for inventing the thing. Try to imagine how much money he’d have if he had earned a penny from  every mouse ever produced…

Source: Yahoo Tech New

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