Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd May 2010 09:47 UTC
In the News "10 November 1972: CERN's Bent Stumpe places an order for 12 bowling balls for a total cost of 95 US dollars. Although not evident at first sight, he is buying the heart of some of the first tracking devices to be used in the SPS control room. Today, Bent Stumpe's device would be called a desktop mouse..."
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It's been a long way...
by vodoomoth on Sun 23rd May 2010 16:17 UTC
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... from those bowling balls to the smaller things in current trackballs (which is more correct than "mouse").

Quite surprising that several devices have been built at CERN's by teams that didn't know other colleagues were working on the same functionality... to the point of not knowing whether one device is older that another or who built it.

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