[funsec] One billionth mouse...
Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 7 15:53:53 CST 2008
Date sent: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:46:55 -0500
From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> (And for the record, I am a laptop user - and I think the little trackpad
> and the silly nipple-in-middle-of-keyboard work so poorly for accurate
> positioning (the kind you need for, say, cut-n-paste) that I carry a
> Microsoft optical trackball and use that instead.)
The Ikon, originally the product of the Canadian Educational Microcomputer
project, and eventually sold to Burroughs (whence it disappeared more or less at
once), had a wonderful, huge, heavy, inertia-rich trackball. I fell in love with it
immediately, and, when I couldn't have one, have wondered the world since,
desperately trying to regain my lost love (or something even vaguely similar).
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