The “Mulot” computer
Today let’s talk about this object that you probably have in your hand right now, the mouse …
The first computer mouse
The first mouse was invented and developed in 1963 by the American Douglas Carl Engelbart of the SRI (Stanford Research Institute). This is initially done in the form of a box, which consists of a button on the top and covers 2 wheels.
The patent was filed in 1967, the mouse was presented to the public in 1968, and the patent was granted in 1970 to SRI, which, we will recall, is the institute for which Douglas Engelbart works.
The first computer mouse was inspired by the trackball.
The first computer with a mouse (three buttons and “balls”), the Xerox Alto, was launched in 1973.
The first optical mouse was developed by Mouse Systems around 1982 and used a metallic, strong, rigid, and square mat. By sending a beam of light and detecting the return, the mouse knows that movement has occurred.
“It has been used on personal computers and, for some time, by IBM on its 3179-G display, but mostly by Sun Microsystems for its workstations. One disadvantage is that the measurement of movement depends on the orientation of the belt. This technique is no longer used used. “”
When Jean-Daniel Nicoud tries to make improvements with his Depraz mouse (bottom left), Steve Jobs is not left out when he decides to add a device similar to the Xerox mouse to the “Lisa” computer in 1983. Apple therefore acquires the Xerox -Patent and Apple did not invent the mouse, contrary to what was said, but exploited the invention of the original designer very well.
The patent expired in 1987. To celebrate the sale of the “Pilot Mouse”, the world’s best-selling three-button model, Logitech decided in 1989 to bring an improved version onto the market.
The dial then takes its place as the third button and the public discovers the multiple uses it can have.
Above, in 1995, this is the first mouse with a scroll wheel
You’ll also need to rely on optical, laser, and wireless mice (see the first Logitech Cordless MouseMan mouse without and released in 2001 below). But let’s not forget that the first gaming mouse with the Razer Boomslang appeared in the lower left in 1998.
Above left, Apple introduced the first 4-button mouse in 2005, the powerful mouse. A gaming mouse signed at the top right, Mad Catz.
That’s it guys.