Who invented the computer mouse? Where could I find a picture of this inventor?
A Yahoo! search on “inventor of computer mouse” took us right where we wanted to go — to a site about Douglas Engelbart and his unfinished revolution. We couldn’t have done it in a couple of clicks without Englebart’s innovative input device, which celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1998. The site is an archived companion to a 1998 symposium in honor of Engelbart and his contributions to computing. At the symposium, Engelbard presented his “Mother of All Demos,” which introduced a two-way interactive system called NLS (for oN Line System) that featured “a graphical user interface, display editing and integrated text and graphics, hyper-documents, and two-way video-conferencing with shared workspaces,” as well as a mouse. The event had a huge influence on the next generation of computer designers and shaped the graphical desktop interfa