The first mouse was a wooden shell with two metal wheels (Image: SRI International)
Douglass Engelbart gives his revolutionary presentation in 1968 that saw the first public demonstration of the mouse (Image: SRI International)
Douglas Engelbart, the man who made point and click possible with his invention of the mouse, has died aged 88. When he first demonstrated his invention to a computer conference in San Francisco, California in 1968, it was basically a wooden shell with two metal wheels for registering movement along the X- and Y-axes. Ahead of its time, the mouse wasn’t popularized until the release of the Apple Macintosh in 1984.
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