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Past Tech: This is the first computer mouse from 50 years ago

Past Tech: This is the first computer mouse from 50 years ago

The first mouse had a casing carved out of wood and had only one button. It had two wheels.

Douglas Englebart invented the first computer mouse more than 50 years ago in 1963. It was built by Englebart's lead engineer Bill English as a part of an experiment that aimed to find better ways to point-and-click on a display screen. The first mouse had a casing carved out of wood and had only one button. It had two wheels, perpendicularly mounted to one another and housed inside the mouse.

First computer mouse

First computer mouse

First computer mouse

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