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Douglas Engelbart, American inventor, computer mouse creator dies at 88


Douglas Engelbart, an American inventor who first created the computer mouse dies at 88.

The computer mouse first made by Engelbart was a wooden shell with a metal wheel. That invention changes peoples way of work, play and communicate.

In a report by HuffingtonPost, an acute kidney failure after a long battle of Alzheimer’s disease caused the death of the tech visionary man.

Embedded video above is a video clip of a live public demonstration (also public debut of the computer mouse) by Engelbart. On December 9, 1968 at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif.

“We will miss his genius, warmth and charm,” said Curtis R. Carlson,  CEO of SRI International, where Engelbart used to work. “Doug’s legacy is immense. Anyone in the world who uses a mouse or enjoys the productive benefits of a personal computer is indebted to him.”

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