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May 16th, 2006, 11:58 AM
I found this - i cant remember where, i was doing a big apple][ surf and grab. Its a pdf so i could only be bothered to type a wee bit, but i thought i would share.

It is from the Erie Apple Cruncher 1985

The Apple Mouse
G J Fera

No, we are not going to talk about a rodent that only eats Apples. Apple in its infinite wisdom has come up with another gadget for the masses that will help make the computer user friendly. Besides, who ever heard of a mouse hurting a human?

The mouse is nothing more than an alternative input device for your gameport. A mouse will do everything a joystick does, only it requires 20 times the desk space of the joystick. Not a bad idea if you have a large desk with nothing on it. Usually when i am at the computer i have a book or papers that i am inputing data from. I have found that the mouse does not roll well over open books and it leaves rubber tracks on your papers if you press too hard as you travel over them.