Computer mouse?

why did they name the computer mice, mice?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is why:

    The name mouse, coined at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common eponymous rodent

  • 1 decade ago

    The name mouse, coined at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common eponymous rodent.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse

  • Marc G
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    1 decade ago

    No one really knows actually, but it could have come from cartoons. You know, when a person gets a real mouse in the cartoon. Well, in reality, it does look like a real mouse. Due to its cable that resembles the tail of a real mouse and the structure. Like I said, no one really knows for sure and it is difficult to answer.

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