Douglas Engelbart Invents the Mouse
Engelbart brought his vision to UC Berkeley where one of the first general-purpose digital computers, the CalDiC, was under development. After completing his PhD and a brief stint as an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, Engelbart took a position at the Stanford Research Institute. It was there that he wrote his seminal 1962 paper "Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework."
The first mouse was carved from wood and tracked motion via two wheels mounted on the bottom instead of the ball employed in today's models
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