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Sandman
12-09-2008, 06:22 PM
1968: Computer scientist Douglas Engelbart kicks off the personal computer revolution with a product demonstration that is so amazing it inspires a generation of technologists. It will become known as "the mother of all demos."
The presentation included the debut of the computer mouse (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/multimedia/2008/12/gallery_40_years_mouse), which Engelbart used to control an onscreen pointer in exactly the same way we do today.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/12/dayintech_1209

Whatever would we do without the mouse? We'd probably have tons of keyboard commands in memory....that's what.

Everyone vs Dinosaurs
12-09-2008, 06:28 PM
http://sub2change.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/the_more_you_know2.jpg



I like fun facts.

KingGorilla
12-09-2008, 06:53 PM
The garbage dump in Wall-E would have been less charming.

VerseD
12-09-2008, 10:15 PM
Anyone still use a track ball? Those are the way of the future.

KingGorilla
12-09-2008, 11:51 PM
Would the one on my Blackberry count?

squirrelTactics
12-10-2008, 01:14 AM
Anyone still use a track ball? Those are the way of the future.

I hear almost all the CS CAL teams use them