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Douglas Engelbart Invents the Mouse

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


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





Douglas Engelbart Invents the Mouse

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