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Subject: RE: Computer Mouse History
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Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5:09:39 AM         
   


> It's not exactly very clear where the name “mouse” originates, since, apparently, the name came from the fact that the device had a “tail” behind it, connecting it to a computer and a display and was the idea of Bill English, a colleague of Engelbart's and the person who actually built the prototype device.
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> http://gadgets.softpedia.com/news/History-of-the-Computer-Mouse-3938-01.html
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> The reason why the mouse name's origin is not clear to softpedia is because they fail to ask me why. Because if they do, here is the explanation:
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> When it was first introduced and proposed to be used as integral part of Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981, the design actually includes two pointy ears at the edge of the left and right buttons. And when xerox management asked the inventor what his device is called, he outrightly said "pussy" (because it resembles a cat). The xerox management looked hard in the eyes of the inventor and said....
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> "Please cut those two darn ears and let us call it a mouse!"
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> And so that is how it was known...
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> Just trying to make you laugh! Pardon if this offends someone. :-U
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> http://sandstorm36.blogspot.com
> http://weblogs.foxite.com/sandstorm36

(lol) nice one...

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Computer Mouse History Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/23/2012 2:57:31 AM
RE: Computer Mouse History Posted by llyrad atsituab @ 5/23/2012 5:09:39 AM