From: Paul Kelly (longword at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Fri 23 Apr 1999 - 15:29:38 IST
"John P. Looney" wrote:
> > 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.
These mice are very different - they don't need a special optical mouse
mat which becomes useless when it's scratched/old/lost. They use your
desk or regular mouse mat and figure out if they're moving by diff'ing
pictures of the desk under the mouse which are scanned at a fairly high
rate. AFAIK they're regular PS/2, serial and USB jobs.
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