Release date : 2020-03-16 Preview times : 3813
In 2019, the mouse has long been divided into gaming mouse and office mouse and so on. With the League of Legends winning the Chinese club IG in 2018, not only the national husband Wang Sicong's expression of eating hot dogs spread across the river, but the term e-sports also went up , Gaming equipment, keyboards, headphones, and mouse sales are also increasing.
However, everyone knows that in the beginning, computers did not have a standard mouse. They could only use the keyboard for human-computer communication. The use of the keyboard for input greatly restricted the development of the window system. The invention of the mouse enabled human-computer communication. From complex codes and commands, to simple and visual single-click and double-click. This simplification of the invention made the rapid rise of the Windows system, and also made the gap between the invention of the computer and the popularity no longer a problem.
The world's first mouse was invented by American electronics engineer Dr. Doug Engelbart in 1964. Four years later, in 1968, Dr. Engelbart announced his invention to the world.
The mouse at that time was completely different from the current one, and did not have the name "mouse". It is a small wooden box with only one button on it and two rollers perpendicular to each other. During work, the roller will drive the shaft to rotate and change the resistance value of the rheostat. The change in resistance value will generate a displacement signal. After processing by the computer, the cursor will start to move. Of course, this mouse needs to be powered independently.
Dr. Doug Engelbart applied for a patent for his invention, named "Display System X-Y Position Indicator". The term Mouse comes from the jokes of Dr. Doug Engelbart and his colleagues. And it is precisely this joke that finally passed down.
But even if the mouse was made public in 1968, the first computer that could be operated with a mouse only appeared in 1973.
In 1973, the well-known American Xerox designed the first computers for personal use-Alto computers. This computer used desktop comparison and mouse drivers for the first time. Although it is a desktop comparison, it still has a big gap with today's window system. The style is a bit similar to DOS. As for the mouse used by Alto computers, it is a three-button mouse that can be connected to Ethernet.
At first, Xerox did not intend to promote this Alto product as a commercial product when it was designed, but in the end it was widely used in all walks of life. It can be said that the mouse made Alto.
In the changing times, more and more people have accepted the mouse as a product, and more people have come into contact with the mouse and the computer. The mouse has gradually become an indispensable part of people's lives, and has developed into today or cool Or simple gaming mouse and office mouse. After all, everyone needs a mouse in the office and games?
I hope readers will have a deeper understanding of the origin of the mouse after reading this article ~