After his invention in early 1960, it is safe to safe to say Doug Engelbart is the father of the modern mouse. The computer mouse was invented in his research lab at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International). He built the first prototype in 1964, the patent application for this "X-Y position indicator for a display system" was filed in 1967. The mouse remains to this day the most efficient hands-on pointing device available for speed and accuracy.
Why is the Computer mouse called a mouse?
The idea behind the nomenclature of this piece of computer accessory is not far fetched, with the cord coming out of the back of the mouse Douglas said the device reminded him of the rodent mouse and the name stuck. It's a lot easier to remember than an X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.
So, now you know a little about how the Computer mouse came to being. The world has even evolved to the level of wireless mice (yes, the same plural form applies) of various sizes and shapes, with beautiful designs.