Happy 40th Birthday, mouse.

On 9th Dec 1968 Doug Engelbart demonstrated what was to become a mouse.
Now, as I look round my desk, I have:

KitKat.jpg

A kitkat mouse (ball)

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Trackerball (which I prefer)

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Wacom tablet & wireless mouse (all 3 of these are connected to my PC)

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Tablet – trackpad & pointer – fingers also work (it generally has a minature mouse attached, but not today)

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OLPC’s track pad (not generally on my desk, but I’ve been using it recently)

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OLPC’s “joystick” in reader mode.

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The N85 – with a trackpad. I used the N-85 to take the rest of the photos – and am incidentally VERY impressed with their clarity!

So, what do I use the most often?

  • PC – it tends to be the trackerball
  • Tablet – mixture – the trackpad is quickest, the pointer more accurate – the miniature mouse is my preferred choice – but can’t always be bothered to get it out (e.g. today!)

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