Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91 - BBC News

(BBC News)

Bill English was the first person to use a computer mouse, building the first prototype in 1963. It would only become commonplace two decades later, when personal home computers became popular.

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Though it may be difficult to believe, the computer mouse did not simply appear out of thin air, next to the early computer, steadfastly waiting to guide the cursor across screen with the easy flick of a wrist. Instead, it was developed by the work of two early computing engineers. William English, co-creator of the computer mouse, has died, but his immensely useful invention lives on. - Khiran O'Neill | email


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