j0089184.wmf (7164 bytes)The Mouse

Named for the resemblance of the wire coming out of it and a mouse's tail, the mouse was introduced to computing in the early 1980's when Macintosh created its graphical user interface (GUI).  The mouse is another input device used to point at objects on the computer monitor and select them.  Using the mouse and keyboard in combination allows the computer user substantial latitude in how to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.

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