What does Wikipedia says about our dear mouse?
The modern mouse:
Around 1981 Xerox included mice with its Xerox Star, based on the mouse used in the 1970s on the Alto computer at Xerox PARC. Sun Microsystems, Symbolics, Lisp Machines Inc., and Tektronix also shipped workstations with mice, starting in about 1981. Later, inspired by the Star, Apple Computer released the Apple Lisa, which also used a mouse. However, none of these products achieved large-scale success. Only with the release of the Apple Macintosh in 1984 did the mouse see widespread use.
Andrew Chan (Nov. 2004). “The Macintosh Phenomenon: Celebrating Twenty Years of the World’s Most Adored Desktop Computers”. HWM: 74–77.
I wanted to know how far my mouse travels in its lifetime. It turns out that I’m not alone when I asked myself that question. Here is some of what I found: Read More…