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Thurman Speaks About the Mouse

A mouse, as it relates to computing, is a small device that a computer user pushes across a desk surface in order to point to a place on a display screen and to select one or more actions to take from that position.

The mouse was created in 1963-64. It was made out of wood and had one button. The mouse was patented in 1970. Here are pictures of the first mouse.

Here is a Salon magazine article about Doug Engelbart and a SuperKids.com interview.

During 1998 Doug Engelbart was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

In 1997 Doug Engelbart won the ACM A.M. Turing Award.

Doug Engelbart is a member of the Hackers Hall of Fame.

Doug Engelbart has contributed more than just the mouse to computing. Triumph of the Nerds: A History of the Computer lists three of his other great efforts.


Author: G.D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]