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Mario F.
12-09-2008, 03:22 PM
We may not always like it, we know there must be something better, but it still reigns supreme. And it is 40 today.

http://www.macworld.com/article/137400/2008/12/mouse40.html?lsrc=rss_main

MattW
12-09-2008, 03:28 PM
Fascinating. I wonder what other peripherals I should put on my calendar. I bought my mouse a mousepad to celebrate the occassion.

Mario F.
12-09-2008, 03:36 PM
I bought my mouse a mousepad to celebrate the occassion.

Awww!
I'm giving mine a cleaning.

lruc
12-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Touch screens are for me, no offense to you mice people.

BobMcGee123
12-09-2008, 05:38 PM
I yelled at my mouse so loud cheese came out of it.

swgh
12-09-2008, 05:49 PM
My mouse is called Mickey. :D

Happy birthday to the computer mouse - the keyboard must be getting on now a bit too in years. ;)

jwenting
12-10-2008, 12:22 AM
the keyboard is over a century old, the QWERTY layout was introduced sometime in the 1870s (and it wasn't the first attempt at creating a typewriter keyboard)...

Nightowl
12-12-2008, 02:39 PM
The QWERTY keyboard layout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY) was designed for inefficiency. Also, the designer put all the required letters to write "typewriter" along the first row, for the convience of his salesmen.

Happy 134th year, keyboard . . . :)

jwenting
12-13-2008, 03:57 AM
it was designed to prevent the struts of a typewriter keyboard from getting tangled up when typing multiple letters simultaneously.
This had the effect of slowing down typists, which was beneficial in preventing such tangles.

C_ntua
12-13-2008, 05:13 AM
Keyboards are clearly better than the 2-3 button mice. Things could be done a lot faster if the programs support keyboard-lovers more. Like having a shortcut to sumbit this reply with a button. Death to the mice!

jwenting
12-14-2008, 12:45 AM
well said. Death to rodents!
Of course you can submit posts by pressing tab, then space.
But try finding the edit button and it's tabbing through hundreds of links...