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25 years later

Apple's mouse
25 years later

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Few input devices revolutionized interaction as much as the mouse. Much of the world was first exposed to the mouse when Apple released the Macintosh 128k in 1984 and the boxy mouse that came with it. In 2009, Apple integrated multi-touch gestures with the Magic Mouse. Users now have a range of motions tied directly to their fingertips. Such drastic improvements raise just one question: Will the mouse ever disappear from our desks?

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DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1764848.1764863

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Acronyms

AZERTY

French-language version of the keyboard layout known in English as QWERTY

QWERTU

Eastern European version of the keyboard layout known in English as QWERTY

QWERTZ

Central European version of the keyboard layout known in English as QWERTY

WIMP

Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointers, the typical way we interact with a GUI

WYSIMOLWYG

What You See is More or Less What You Get