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2002

The Beginning of the Mouse

MouseSite is a fascinating resource exploring the history of human-computer interaction beginning in the 1960s at Stanford Research Institute with Doug Engelbart and his colleagues, including how and when the first computer mouse was developed by Engelbart.

Engelbart, now 75, has led an amazing life, with the patent for the mouse just one of a massive list of credits described at his Bootstrap Alliance site. He continues to lead a highly productive life, including working with volunteers through his Institute to design a prototype open-hyperdocument system (OHS). In 2000 he was awarded the U.S.’s highest honor available in technology, the National Medal of Technology.

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