05 July 2013

Inventor of the First Computer Mouse, Douglas Engelbart Dies Aged 88

Pioneers most likely be noticed when they are dead. This is the sad reality. In fact, I didn't even know the first inventor of the computer mouse. Did you know the inventor of the First Computer Mouse?

More people were globally mourned about the death of the inventor aged 88 last July 02, 2013. This news sprang up the Internet world. Pioneering people should have a great recognition! Thank you Sir!

Without his invention, we might have a difficulty in controlling and managing our PCs. Mouse have been 'clicked' to industry and be more user-friendly experience among users.

Okay, i know there are lots of geeks around the world prefer not to use a computer mouse. Well, its their right of choice.
Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Dr. Douglas C. EngelbartDate: 8 December 2008, 09:39 Source: Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart Uploaded b:y Edward Author: Alex Handy from Oakland, Nmibia
First Inventor of the First Computer Mouse


I felt guilty about this, when it was not announced the Inventor of Mouse died at 88. I wouldn't gone to research about him. Mix emotion: Half sad and proud. Sad because of the death yet proud of him in making a great invention of all time. In fact, i feel more comfortable having a "mouse". :)

Douglas Carl Engelbart was born on January 30, 1925. And died on July 02, 2013. He is the First Inventor of the First Computer Mouse. He is an American Engineer, Inventor and Internet Pioneer. At one point, Douglas created special tool (mouse) to help users control the movements with their computers. So be thankful!


Why it is called "Mouse" ?

Is it a little strange that it is called a mouse? Eww yucks! But all things have its origin and history, at one source, it stated that the word Mouse came from one of the researchers who help Douglas Engelbart creating the tool. It was indeed small wood block with wheels attached to a long cable that looks like a tail.

In addition, the named "mouse" was coined at the Standard Research Institute (SRI) where Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse in 1963. A cord attached to the rear part of the device. 

First Mouse Design
First mouse design was a bulky device used two gear-wheels perpendicular to each other: the rotation of each wheel translated into motion along one axis. Engelbart received patent US3541541 on November 17, 1970 for an "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System". At the time, Engelbart envisaged that users would hold the mouse continuously in one hand and type on a five-key chord keyset with the other.

 SRI’s first computer mouse prototype
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English: SRI’s first computer mouse prototypeDate: 1 September 2005Source: SRI InternationalAuthor:  SRI International

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