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Douglas Engelbart

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Douglas Engelbart

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A single wheel or a pair of wheels was used to translate the motion of the mouse into cursor movement on the screen. Engelbart was the inventor on the basic patent for what was then called the "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System." The patent was filed in 1967 and issued in 1970.
SRI licensed the computer mouse technology to Apple, Xerox, and other companies. The mouse became commercially viable in 1984, three years before the patent's expiration.

-ball mouse replaced external wheels with a single ball
-that could rotate in any direction.
- came as part of the hardware package of Xerox Alto computer.
-Perpendicular chopper wheels housed inside the mouse's body chopped beams of light on the way to light sensors
-thus detecting in their turn the motion of the ball. This variant of the mouse
- resembled an inverted trackball
- became the main form used with personal computers throughout the 1980s and 1990s.


-optical computer mouse uses light-emitting diode
- Photodiodes to detect movement relative to a surface
- Earliest optical mice detected movement on pre-printed mouse pad surfaces
-modern optical mouse works on most opaque surfaces;
- Usually unable to detect movement on specular surfaces like glass
- Although some advanced models can function even on clear glass.
-Laser diodes are also used for better resolution and precision.
-Battery powered,
- flash the LED intermittently to save power,
-only glow steadily when movement is detected.

-Cordless or wireless mice transmit data through infrared radiation
-or radio (including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi).
- Receiver is connected to the computer through a serial or USB port,
- can be built in (as is sometimes the case with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi)
- Modern non-Bluetooth and non-Wi-Fi wireless mice use USB receivers
-Some of these can be stored inside the mouse for safe transport while not in use
- Other newer mice use "nano" receivers that are
-designed to be small enough to remain plugged into a laptop during transport
-while still being large enough to easily remove

The Mouse of "Today"
-Full touch surface for smooth and precise control
-navigation that’s fast and fluid
- Effortless swipe, scroll, tap and click for a more efficient and productive experience
-.With designed-for-comfort curves,
-Easily access your favorite apps on the Windows 8 Start screen
-You can use one AA battery for a lighter mouse and a three-month battery life or use two AAs for a solid feel and six-month run time. You can also use your own rechargeable batteries.
-Unifying receiver connects up to six compatible devices.
- Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless
-Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking

The First Mouse
"In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world."

Optical and Laser Mouse
Cordless or Wireless Mouse
Mechanical Mouse
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