Replica of Douglas Engelbart's First Computer Mouse Prototype

Replica of Douglas Engelbart's First Computer Mouse Prototype

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In 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and researchers at the the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA introduced the first design of the computer mouse. Previously, manipulation of on-screen environments had required light pens or keyboard strokes. Although this mouse, an exact replica of the original (including the scuffs and dents), looks unweildy, it would soon become the preferred method of non-keyboard based input.
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Currently not on view
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Model
Associated Name
SRI International
maker
SRI International
Measurements
overall: 5.8 cm x 7.9 cm x 10.2 cm; 2 9/32 in x 3 1/8 in x 4 1/32 in
overall, maximum (exhibit or expanded): 5.8 cm x 7.9 cm x 31 cm; 2 5/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 12 3/16 in
ID Number
2001.0285.01
accession number
2001.0285
catalog number
2001.0285.01
Credit Line
SRI International
subject
[NO SUBJECT]
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National Museum of American History
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