Artifact Details

Title

The Livermore Mouse

Catalog Number

102730346

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Place Manufactured

Livermore, Calif. U.S.

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in

Description

Object is a computer mouse built in a metal housing. The 100-inch cord ends in a round connector with 10 male pins. The note attached reads in part "11/11/97, THE LIVERMORE MOUSE. In the mid 1970s, on a visit to SRI, we discussed such devices and examined their version. On return to the Lab, we arranged to build such a device. It is easy to see that our was 'much better,' provided you had to use it to cut lumber or anchor a boat. Notwithstanding, building the LRL mouse was valuable because it alerted us to so much about human factors and their importance in design."

Category

I/O/pointing/mouse

Credit

Gift of George Michael

Lot Number

X3863.2007