The computer mouse goes over the hill

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The computer mouse goes over the hill

1st-mouse.jpgThe computer mouse had its 40th anniversary on Tuesday.  It's come a long way since it was first displayed to the public in 1968, but personally I think it may go the way of the Dodo in the coming years due to the increased implementation of touch screens and speech recognition.

While it is currently an indispensable tool for most computer users, I still feel all instances available out there are poorly designed for my purposes and lack the type of functionality I need on a daily basis.  I'm still a trackball fan.

Read more about notable moments in mouse history here.