‘the mouse’

the mouse Ithe mouse II

“None of us who were involved with testing the first mouse can remember who named it that. We just called it the mouse because of the way it looked, sitting there with the cord tail and the wheel feet. We had assumed that once it was for sale, it would be given some suitable, serious computer name. We were surprised that it escaped as ‘the mouse'”.

Douglas Engelbart in a Interview for the magazine ‘Nickelodeon’, September 1996)

pictures by Michael Mikolajczak/ Kurt Stadelmann, Wunschwelten, Mfk 2000, page 37

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