Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies – CNN.com


(CNN) — Douglas Engelbart, whose invention of the mouse transformed the way people interact with computers, has died.

Engelbart died Tuesday night at his home in Atherton, California, SRI International — the research institute where he once worked — said in a statement. He was 88.

“Doug’s legacy is immense — anyone in the world who uses a mouse or enjoys the productive benefits of a personal computer is indebted to him,” Curtis R. Carlson, SRI’s president and CEO, said in a written statement.

Decades ago, Engelbart came up with the idea we now know as a mouse.

His first prototype, which featured a carved out wooden block, wheels and a tiny red button, looks quite different from the sleek plastic designs now seen in homes and offices around the world.

via Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies – CNN.com.

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