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Inventor of Computer Mouse Dies at 88

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July 4, 2013
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The inventor of the computer mouse, and many of the other basics of modern desktop computing, has died aged 88. Archive footage shows Dr. Douglas Engelbart demonstrating an early mouse and some of his other graphical user interface innovations in 1968.


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