Mouse Inventor Engelbart Dies

Doug Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse, has passed away aged 88.

Engelbart developed the tool as a wooden shell covering two metal wheels in the 1960s.

He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and was a radar technician during World War II.

This was followed by a short stint at Naca, Nasa's predecessor, as an electrical engineer, before pursuing a doctorate at the University of California.

At a famous presentation in San Francisco in 1968 he showcased the mouse with a demonstration for the first time.

Engelbart did not make a great deal of money from the device because its patent expired 26 years ago, before the mouse earned global popularity.

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