The first mouse
That day, Douglas Engelbart, the director of the Augmentation Research Center at (as it was then known) Stanford Research Institute, spellbound 1,000 people with his 100-minute presentation. On the one hand, he presented what he and his partner, SRI chief engineer Bill English, had just completed: the world's first publicly see mouse. And on the other, they showed off the first public viewing of hyperlinks and navigable windows.
This is a replica of that first mouse, as seen in a display case at SRI showcasing the institution's most famous innovations.
October 26, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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