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Computer Mouse Patented

Computer Mouse Patented

November 17, 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives US patent 3,541,541 for his “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”, more commonly known as the computer mouse. Engelbart called his device a “mouse” because…

Computer Mouse Patented

Computer Mouse Patented

November 17, 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives US patent 3,541,541 for his “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”, more commonly known as the computer mouse. Engelbart called his device a “mouse” because…

Computer Mouse Patented

Computer Mouse Patented

November 17, 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives US patent 3,541,541 for his “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”, more commonly known as the computer mouse. Engelbart called his device a “mouse” because…

Computer Mouse Patented

Computer Mouse Patented

November 17, 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives US patent 3,541,541 for his “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”, more commonly known as the computer mouse. Engelbart called his device a “mouse” because…

Computer Mouse Patented

Computer Mouse Patented

November 17, 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives US patent 3,541,541 for his “X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System”, more commonly known as the computer mouse. Engelbart called his device a “mouse” because…

Steve Jobs Writes a Letter

Steve Jobs Writes a Letter

A Macintosh by any other name … November 16, 1982 Steve Jobs writes a letter to McIntosh Labs asking for rights to use “Macintosh” as the brand name of Apple’s…

The Dawn of the Microprocessor

The Dawn of the Microprocessor

November 15, 1971 An advertisement in the magazine Electronic News announces the Intel 4004, the first commercially available microprocessor. The 4004 was primarily used in calculators, the first being the…

Microsoft Introduces Zune

Microsoft Introduces Zune

November 14, 2006 Knock-knock Who’s there? Microsoft Zune. Microsoft Zune who? Exactly. Microsoft releases their Zune media player, intended to compete with Apple’s iPod. Hailed by some as an “iPod-killer”,…

First Underwater Telegraph Cable

First Underwater Telegraph Cable

November 13, 1851 Laid by British telegraphic engineer John Watkins Brett and his brother Jacob Brett, the world’s first operational underwater telegraph cable opens for business. Connecting the English city of…

Microsoft Declares Tablets Are the Future

Microsoft Declares Tablets Are the Future

November 12, 2000 Bill Gates demonstrates a functional prototype of a Tablet PC. Microsoft claims “the Tablet PC will represent the next major evolution in PC design and functionality.” However,…

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