Monday, December 1, 2008
The Computer mouse is 40 today
Forty years ago (in 1968), the computer mouse made its debut at a presentation in San Francisco. The mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart and his team at the Stanford Research Institute in California who made the first prototype for their computer controlling device out of wood. One research nicknamed it a mouse but Engelbart was hoping that when it escaped out to the world it would have a more dignified name. New technology is threating the dominance of the mouse with one research analyst stating that he very much doubts we'll be using a mouse in 40 years' time.