Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 decade ago

Why it is called MOUSE in Computer System?


3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I think someone thought that it looked like a mouse and we all started calling it a mouse because it was catchy enough

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Found this on Answerbag

    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.

  • Bjorn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Because it looks like a mouse.

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