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Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse, has died

The man who invented the computer mouse has died
By: Anthony Garreffa | Current Affairs News | Posted: Jul 4, 2013 9:23 am

Something we all use in our day-to-day lives and you wouldn't think twice about it, but the computer mouse changed everything. The man who invented it, Douglas Engelbart, has passed away.




SRI International, the research institute where he once worked said in a statement that he died on Tuesday night in his home in Atherton, California. SRI's President and CEO, Curtis R. Carlson said: "Doug's legacy is immense - anyone in the world who uses a mouse or enjoys the productive benefits of a personal computer is indebted to him."


Engelbart was 88, and will be forever remembered for his contribution to the world - the computer mouse.


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