Douglas Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dead

Douglas Engelbart

Computing visionary Douglas Engelbart, the visionary electrical engineer who invented the computer mouse, died at his California home on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013. He was 88.

His work is the very foundation of personal computing and the Internet. His vision was to solve humanity’s most important problems by using computers to improve communication and collaboration. He was world famous for his invention of the computer mouse and the origins of interactive computing. His work at SRI, then called the Stanford Research Institute, resulted in 21 patents. The last one, granted in 1970, was for the mouse. “I don’t know why we call it a mouse,” he said, except, it resembled a rodent, with its cord as a tail.

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