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News Douglas Englebart, inventor of the mouse, dies aged 88

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 3 Jul 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    *Passes

    Sorry ;P
     
  3. John_T

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    An odd world we live in sometimes: Some people can make the most minor and inconsequential of contributions to the world and get untold riches and rewards for it - whereas other people, like Douglas Engelbart, can affect literally hundreds of millions (probably billions) of people and get, well, not very much at all...
     
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    Yes, it's quite disgusting in a way. While he could have taken more legal action than he did, I suppose we should be thankful he didn't or else the mouse might not have ever evolved as much as it has.

    But hey, at least he died before seeing his product get phased out. While I think there's another couple decades left until a realistic replacement to the mouse comes along, no inventor wants to know their product became obsolete in their lifetime.
     
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    konstantine New Member

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    RIP Douglas. You wont be forgotten!
     
  6. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    ahhh the appliance of science. RIP.
     
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    The first computer mouse underside view held by inventor Douglas Engelbart

    Stupid idea, It'll never catch on :rolleyes:

    Another unsung visionary in the history of computing.
     
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