Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88

Discussion in 'hardware' started by The Red Moon, Jul 3, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Posts:
    3,872
  2. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
    Computing pioneer and GUI inventor Doug Engelbart dies at 88.
    http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/03/computing-pioneer-and-gui-inventor-doug-engelbart-dies-at-88/

    See also Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Engelbart
     
  3. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,633
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    My man

    He sealed for himself a nice legacy that will March on.
     
  4. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Posts:
    693
    Location:
    Hogwarts.
    R.I.P Doug Engelbart
     
  5. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    R.I.P Sir Engelbart. He should be proud over this invention knowing that we still use them today, tomorrow.....:thumb:
     
  6. SirDrexl

    SirDrexl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Posts:
    545
    Location:
    USA
    Will it endure? Don't get me wrong; I love the mouse and I'd like to continue using it for the foreseeable future. But, there seems to be a push to mobile and all-in-one devices that marginalize the mouse or even eliminate it in favor of a touchscreen. Quite a few people that use laptops exclusively rely on a touchpad instead.

    While the mouse may not disappear, it may go the way of the trackball, becoming a niche peripheral - at least for home users. Maybe gamers will keep it alive, as there is still nothing better for aiming in a FPS.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.