Why Is It Called A Mouse?

" On December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute unveiled the computer mouse, though no one called it so then. It was known as 'X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System'.
Once Engelbart could point with his 'Position Indicator', he was able to develop on-screen windows with menus and a hypertext system. The 'Position Indicator' was made of wood, had two wheels on the bottom and a single red button on top. Englebart's team thought the device looked like a mouse, and the name stuck. "

So much for facts. I'm not a big fan of rodents and I would surely have given it a more favorable name. Like "buddy".
That way you'll feel like it would have your back in time of trouble.
Just one more thing to think about. Signing off. CLICK.

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