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RIP Douglas Englebart

  1. Jul 3, 2013 #1


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  3. Jul 4, 2013 #2


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    Quite a remarkable invention, inverted by trackballs and only recently superceded by touch screens in popularity.

    Many years ago an ATT software engineer, Andrew Koenig told a joke at IBM on the taxonomy of mice. He said there were male mice and female mice and with the advent of the new ATT OS there were mice who's ball was surgically removed known as UNIX mice.

    As I look back now, I realize he forgot to mention Doug Englebart's granddaddy two-wheeler mouse.
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