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    Mouse 40 years old today

    Lets celebrate the birth of the mouse

    Clickty click for the first demo of the mouse. The console used at about 2mins is fantastic! I want one.
    Last edited by sparkeh; 9th December 2008 at 01:59 PM.

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    If it wasn't for that visionary all that time ago we wouldn't be graced with the beauty of the Logitec G9 mouse today.

    Hats off to the mouse!!!

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    Grrr , I tried to put this in the edugeek calendar about a week back and it said that it had been submitted and was awaiting admin approval. Anyway, happy birthday mouse, I wonder if I should throw my one a party of some sort. Cheesecake, candles , maybe not

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    D'oh! Didn't spot that one.

    Loving the trackball though!

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    It's funny because it really hasn't changed that much at all. It also looks like (in the clip) they're using the mouse upside down as the cable is coming out the bottom and not the top of the mouse.

    I think eventually it'll be a combination of touch screen and voice activation which will bypass the need for a mouse altogether, as well as the keyboard.

    Happy Birthday Mouse, have some cheese on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I think eventually it'll be a combination of touch screen and voice activation which will bypass the need for a mouse altogether, as well as the keyboard.
    I don't.. theres a clip on the BBC site related to the Birthday Mouse clip that also said about this.

    It would be straining on the arm tapping away on an upright screen. Or on the neck looking towards the table tapping away. Hunch back would become very popular. Also imagine doing really fine art work with your finger. Unless your zoomed so a pixel is the size of your nose... your fingers going to be that little bit to podgey for really detailed stuff.

    I think Mr Mouse is going to be around for a very long time with many new features to come.

    If anything a USB Drawing Pad would replace it.
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