why did they name the computer mice, mice?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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 rodentSource(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse
- Marc GLv 51 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.