From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Jan 24 12:17:53 1991 From: email@example.com (Jakob Nielsen) Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers Subject: Re: Question: origin of mouse Date: 24 Jan 91 15:12:04 GMT Organization: Bellcore - Bell Communications Research In article thomas@mvac23.UUCP (Thomas Lapp) writes: >I think that the computer mouse was invented at Xerox PARC as part >of the Xerox Star computer (right?). If so, who designed this >device, and who first coined the work "mouse" to describe it? No, the mouse was invented in 1964 by Doug Engelbart at SRI. He writes (in A. Goldberg (Ed.), "A History of Personal Workstations" p. 196): "No one is quite sure why it got named a 'mouse', or who first started using that name. None of us would have thought that the name would have stayed with it out into the world, but the thing that none of us would have believed either was how long it would take for it to find its way out there".