Computer Mouse Inventor Dies

U.S. technology visionary Douglas Engelbart, who revolutionized computing with the invention of the mouse, has died at the age of 88.

Engelbart first demonstrated his invention, along with video teleconferencing, at a computer conference in San Francisco in 1968, where other experts gave him a standing ovation. Two years later, he won a patent on the mouse, a wood box with two metal wheels in its earliest design.

While the computer mouse is now a fixture in offices and many homes throughout …

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