Who invented the computer mouse, mouse for computer? Questions and answers

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A computer mouse is defined as a pointing device (hand control) that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface. This motion is typically translated into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows a smooth control of the graphical user interface.

Physically, a computer mouse consists of an object held in one's hand, with one or more buttons. Mice often also feature other elements, such as touch surfaces and "wheels", which enable additional control and dimensional input.

So who invented the computer mouse? Just keeping reading to find out the answer and know more about mouse for computer, computer mouses, pc mouse, computer mice. Technology facts

Who invented the computer mouse, mouse for computer? Technology questions and answers

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The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Engelbart, with the assistance of Bill English, during the 1960's and was patented on November 17, 1970.

While creating the mouse, Douglas was working at the Stanford Research Institute, a think tank sponsored by Stanford University. The mouse was originally referred to as an "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System" and was first used with the Xerox Alto computer system in 1973. Using the mouse, Douglas was able to demonstrate moving a mouse cursor on the Alto computer in The Mother of All Demos. However, because of its lack of success, the first widely used mouse is the mouse found on the Apple Lisa computer.

The first computer mouse

The pictures below are an example of what the first computer mouse. As you can see in the picture, the mouse was made of wood, was much larger than today's mouse, rectangular in size, and had a small button in the top right corner.

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First computer mouse

The first computer mouse, mouse for computer

Today, the mouse is still used on every desktop computer and has influenced other input devices such as the touchpad on a laptop computer and touch screens on smartphones and tablets.

Why is the computer mouse called a mouse?

With the cord coming out of the back of the mouse Douglas said the device reminded him of the rodent mouse and the name stuck. It's a lot easier to remember than a X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.

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