Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mouse Inventor has died

 

Douglas C. Engelbart, a computer science visionary who was credited with inventing the mouse, the now-ubiquitous device that first allowed consumers to navigate virtual desktops with clicks and taps, died July 2 at his home in Atherton, Calif. He was 88.

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The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where Dr. Engelbart had been a fellow since 2005, confirmed the death. The cause was kidney failure, his wife, Karen O’Leary Engelbart, told the New York Times.

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