Why it is called MOUSE in Computer System?
- smooch bubbleLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think someone thought that it looked like a mouse and we all started calling it a mouse because it was catchy enough
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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On December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute unveiled the computer mouse, though no one called it so then. It was known as 'X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System'.
Once Engelbart could point with his 'Position Indicator', he was able to develop on-screen windows with menus and a hypertext system. The 'Position Indicator' was made of wood, had two wheels on the bottom and a single red button on top. Englebart's team thought the device looked like a mouse, and the name stuck.
- BjornLv 71 decade ago
Because it looks like a mouse.