Mouse Stories November 15, 2014
Mouse Stories February 26, 2014
Ever wondered why your mouse pointer is angled, not straight?
Here’s the reason, courtesy of a concept drawing from Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, where the graphical user interface was invented, and where Steve Jobs was introduced to the concept that was to lead to the Macintosh. 8BitFuture writes:
When the graphical user interface was later developed by Xerox, however, the team found that the vertical pointer was almost impossible to see due to the low resolution displays in use at the time.
Rather than make the pointer larger, the decision was made to turn it 45 degrees, making it easy to see. Despite the high resolution displays we have today, the concept has managed to stick for 33 years.
Mouse Stories February 12, 2014
Original Lisa mouse used by Steve Jobs dug up from buried time capsule [Video]
The capsule was originally due to be unearthed in 2000, but landscaping work meant that conference organisers lost track of its position and had to call in help from the National Geographic Channel show Diggers to locate it.
The capsule was retrieved back in September, but the video has just been made available.