Bill English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, dies at 91

erek

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"It's unclear how the mouse got its name. Some experts say it references how the cursor, then called a "cat," would chase the motions of the device. Others say it was because a cable extended from the device like the tail of a mouse.

"I don't know why we call it a mouse," Englebart said at the Mother of All Demos. "Sometimes I apologize it started that way and we never did change it.""


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Lots of bent spines and carpal tunnel surgeries. Still like my Razer mouse though except for the smooth texture wish it was like my Chroma.
 

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We'd have been better off without the mouse. We should all thank the Canadian military for the trackball...
 

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I haven't used a mouse in a year or two now. Super happy with trackballs and thinkpad keyboards.
 
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