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Goodbye, Mouse Inventor: A Clicktastic Tribute

The man who simplified using a computer
by Neps Firmalan | Jul 5, 2013
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It's a sad time for the world of tech: Douglas Engelbart, the man widely credited as the inventor of the computer mouse, is dead.

According to the interwebs, Engelbart passed away last July 2 at the ripe old age of 88 due to kidney failure. His passing adds to the list of iconic tech personalities who have bitten the dust in the past few years, including Apple co-founder and former El Kapitan Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie, the father of C programming. RIP, good sirs.

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We join all our fellow geeks in mourning. You should, too, for it would be damn hard to use a PC today if Engelbart didn't put his thinking cap on for the benefit of us all.

As a tribute to someone whose contributions affect the lives of billions of computer owners and users, here are nine clicktastic computer mice that have quirky designs and can do more than the average pointer could.

Scroll down and see unusual-yet-useful variants of a device that greatly simplified our lives.

 

1. EMS Muscle Mouse

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