Doug Englebart - mouse!

Christian Corti cc at
Thu Nov 17 12:08:59 CST 2016

On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, jos wrote:
> On 17.11.2016 17:18, Murray McCullough wrote:
>> Today in the age of pointer-graphics, ie., using a mouse, is a very
>> important day: Nov. 17, 1970, Doug Engelbart, of SRI, Menlo Park, CA,
>> invented the mouse or granted a patent for "X-Yposition indictator for
>> a grahics display." BTW he doesn't know who coined the word 'mouse'.

> Of course Telefunken had already a mouse, a.k.a. Rollkugel, in 1968.


BTW there will be a talk here with Rainer Mallebrein on Dec. 5, topic 
"50 years computers with mouse". He also was a guest of our museum a few 
years ago, and he gave us a deflection unit of the SIG 100 (the display 
used with the RKS 100-86).


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