From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Fri 23 Apr 1999 - 13:37:01 IST
"John P. Looney" wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 10:05:15AM +0100, Kevin Dunleavy mentioned:
> > Anyone know whether the new Microsoft optical mouse will be intellegent
> > or dumb?
> Dunno, but it's a dumb idea. I've an optical mouse that came with my Sun
> 3, and I'd used them for years on Sparc ELCs. They are cheap to make, and
> crap. Next thing they will start pushing the light pen or something.
Does anyone remember the old DEC mice with the two, slightly-angled
wheels underneath? They were cool. The part of the wheel that
touched the desk never went inside the case, so there was no need
to de-gunge your mouse every so often. And they seemed to be much
more forgiving of bad surfaces.
DEC engineering was good. Pity their sales/marketing department
couldn't do their jobs half as well...
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