The Mouse That Soared

A celebration of Douglas Engelbart's indomitable, ever-evolving pointing device on the 40th anniversary of its public debut.

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Apple’s introduction of the Macintosh in 1984 may have done more than any other single act to raise the mouse in the public consciousness. But Apple had shipped its first mouse-equipped computer, the ill-fated Lisa, a year earlier. And 1983 was also the year that Microsoft released its first mouse, which cost $195 and required an internal PC card.¬† (Ad image from VintageComputing.com.)

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