From: Sean McGrath (sean at domain hdl.ie)
Date: Fri 23 Apr 1999 - 14:18:24 IST
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> "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.
Has some sun2's here once, with those mice, worked fine, no probs
five years old and just had to drop the disk now and again.
> 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.
on the untrix boxes.. yeah, you could use them on a glass
surface to. (tried it). They had a ps/2 connection?, wonder if
its possible... They were about the only good thing about
those ultrix boxes though.
> DEC engineering was good. Pity their sales/marketing department
> couldn't do their jobs half as well...
you're man didn't do so well with NT either...
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