POINT AND CLICK MOUSE DEMONSTRATION

Doug Engelbart and his team assembled a most fascinating use of a computer. The monitor is capable of bitmapped graphics but the real feature is the new pointing device. On the screen the cursor looks and behaves like a mouse and the name has persisted ever since.

The ACM has followed the development which took more than a year to program the mainframe,

The work was done in the mid 1960 when the best machine was the IBM System 360 which comes with 64KB of memory.

The short video gets to the point of the introduction of the mouse.

A candid photo of a group of 7 men and 1 woman in a large room filled with computer equipment. A space has been cleared in the center of the room and one of the men, Stewart Brand, is handling a camera on a tripod. 2 studio lights on stands are positioned at opposite sides of the room.