Happy Birthday Mouse!

Today marks the 40th birthday of the computer mouse. There can be fewer objects which have had such a powerful effect on our everyday lives.

Developed back in 1968 in the United States, the mouse was first demonstrated by its inventor Doug Englebart at a technology seminar.

Indirectly responsible for success, failure, wealth, poverty, divorce and indiscretion, the humble mouse has rivals – fingerpad, touchscreen, stylus, even voice activation – snapping at its heels, but its future seems assured for some time yet.

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