The mouse is 40 yrs old


The computer device could be called as being the most “in touch” with humans – is the mouse, which turned 40yrs old on Monday 1st of December, 2008.

The first computer mouse, developed 4 decades ago, was a little wooden box with a single red button on top and a wire hanging from the back, because of which it was resembling to a rodent. And while computers have transformed from big white boxes to cool flat screens and laptops, the mouse has stayed the same.

It was designed by Douglas Engelbart, who was not a rich man as he never got any royalties because the patent expired before the mouse became a necessity.