Inventor of the mouse passes away

Douglas Engelbart, an American engineer credited to be one of the inventors of the computer mouse, died on July 2 due to medical issues. He was 88 years old. Engelbart had originally referred to the mouse as the “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”. He had come up with the idea of the computer mouse while working in California in 1967. Here is a link to the patent filed by Engelbart.


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Image Credits: Alex Handy from Oakland, Nmibia for Engelbart’s image 

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